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Curiosity brings Enzi to Riverton lab
Apr 13, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer
Eight years ago, Heidi Fabrizius started testing wastewater samples in her garage. She had a vision, a young family and a desire to bring a business that had not been provided before to this area of Wyoming.
She is now the owner of Precision Analysis, a company that specializes in air quality emissions testing, mobile and laboratory natural gas testing, meter calibration, oil testing and sample collection and provides a full service certified laboratory off County Acres Road in Riverton.
Fabrizius' success piqued the interest of Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi who contacted Fabrizius to ask if he could tour the facility when he was in town Wednesday.
Enzi said he wanted to meet Fabrizius and was interested in touring the laboratory because he had never seen anything like it before.
"I always look forward to visiting Wyoming and seeing how businesses are thriving," Enzi said. "I am often amazed at some of the things we have readily available in the state."
The senator had 22 stops in two days, one of which was a tour of the Brunton facility earlier Wednesday.
Fabrizius recognized the support from the customers of Encana Oil and Gas, Devon Energy and Marathon Oil who toured the facility with the senator.
"Our customers are amazing, and without them believing in someone that had a vision and desire to start a small business in Wyoming, we wouldn't be here," Fabrizius said.
The company has 15 trucks and more than 30 employees who do testing throughout the state. The company has an on-site sample collection that helps meet regulatory requirements for correctly collecting water, soil, condensate and liquid natural gas samples.
Enzi got to see how water is tested to see if it contains dirt and how soil samples are processed for soil analysis.
Frabrizius' husband, Cory, showed one of the vehicles that is used to go out in the fields. The truck had equipment in the cab that would allow a technician to perform gas analysis on site.
"We hope to have many more vehicles in the future, and this allows us to go out whenever someone needs us," Cory Fabrizius said.
Enzi said he enjoyed the tour and was amazed at the equipment and special talent the company possessed.
"This serves as a great function for Wyoming, and I am glad I was able to stop by," Enzi said.
Cory and Heidi Fabrizius said it was a tremendous honor for Enzi to stop by.
"It was a real pleasure having him here, and we appreciate the fact that he took the time to come see us," Cory said. "It means a lot the senator is interested in small businesses in Wyoming."