In 2015 Truesdail Laboratories relocated from Tustin, CA, to a new state-of-the-art 17,000 square-foot facility in Irvine. After 32 years in Tustin, we had the unique opportunity to identify and develop this new space from the ground up. In Tustin, Truesdail occupied a 30,000 square-foot facility in Tustin that was built and designed in the early 1980’s, primarily as an Environmental and Forensic testing lab. To improve lab efficiency, our planning team designed the new Irvine facility based on current best practices and lean manufacturing concepts. Due to the shift in Truesdail’s business base and drastically improved technology, we were able to reduce our space requirements by almost half. During our 85 year history Truesdail has been headquartered in Pasadena, Los Angeles, Tustin, and now Irvine, with satellite labs in Hawaii, El Segundo, San Diego, and Hesperia.
Truesdail’s facility is divided into four parts, one for each of our operating divisions (Product Certification, Environmental, and Drug Testing) and the fourth for our administrative staff. With testing quality, client proprietary rights, and safety in mind, the lab testing portion of our facility has been strictly segregated from the administrative offices and general public. Access to the lab is control by key cards with only authorized and trained personnel allowed in. Certain areas within the lab are further controlled to maintain rigorous sample custody requirements.
Our new Irvine location has additional benefits and security as well. We are located in a mixed-use commercial development campus called Park Place that has 24/7 security patrols. During non-business hours the patrols check our doors on their regular security round. Access to the complex is monitored by security cameras placed at strategic locations, entry ways, hallways etc. to provide added security. The campus has convenient access to transportation routes – Interstates 5 and 405, Newport (55) Freeway, 261 Toll Road, Orange County Airport, and local train station for Amtrak and Los Angeles Metro railroad lines.