Gibraltar Laboratories will officially become Nelson Labs January 3, 2020. Nelson began implementing changes to facilitate the integration of the Gibraltar labs facilities in Fairfield, NJ into the Nelson Labs family when it acquired Gibraltar in August 2018. Changes include a name change to Nelson Laboratories Fairfield, Inc. as well as system changes for sample tracking, invoicing, and reporting.
Nelson says the changes will create a seamless experience for all of Nelson Lab’s customers, systemwide, and will ensure access to the quality, service, and expertise. Here are the major changes that will take place beginning in January 2020:
New Legal Name for Gibraltar Laboratories. Gibraltar Laboratories will change its name to Nelson Laboratories Fairfield, Inc. but will continue to use the same tax ID number.
Supplier Qualification/Requalification Process. The name change may require that customers have both Nelson Laboratories Fairfield, Inc. and Nelson Laboratories, LLC, qualified as vendors. Many customers that did not have the parent company, Nelson Laboratories, LLC, qualified as a vendor have already started the supplier qualification or requalification processes, according to the company. Nelson Labs says its quality department personnel are available to provide information or to help in completing supplier qualification paperwork and scheduling any needed audits.
New ISO Certificates. During the company's ISO 17025 audits, Nelson received updated certificates reflecting the name change.
Purchase Orders, Quotes, and Invoicing. Shortly after January 3, 2020, Nelson Laboratories Fairfield will begin utilizing the Nelson Labs name on its registrations, certifications, final reports, quotes, and invoices. All future documentation will show the Nelson Labs name and logo. Also beginning January 3, when a sales quote is requested from the Fairfield offices, a Nelson Labs quote will be sent in return.
Study Reports. Test reports for all studies conducted at the Fairfield facility will still be available from the Nelson Labs Fairfield Report Server. Studies conducted at the Salt Lake or other North American Nelson Labs facilities will be available on the Nelson Labs Secure Customer Portal.