About Us

Dixon Information

Our family owned and operated analytical testing lab provides bulk and air sample testing and consulting services for asbestos and mold in residential, commercial and government properties. Our Lab is AIHA and NVLAP accredited. We are located in the heart of South Salt Lake City, Utah, but service customers from anywhere.

We work in the field of industrial hygiene, the science of protecting and enhancing the health and safety of people at work and in their communities. We are dedicated to the recognition, evaluation, prevention and control of asbestos and mold in homes and buildings which may cause illness.

History

1957 to 1974 – Willard Dixon worked as a chemist for the US Public Health Service. He analyzed a variety of substances of occupational health significance such as carbon monoxide, oxides of nitrogen, heavy metals, uranium, radium, arsenic, antimony, solvents, hormones, and various organics. In the picture to the right, Willard is analyzing lead samples.

man in lab

1974 to 1987 – Willard Dixon worked for OSHA specializing in microscopy as a tool for asbestos analysis. Willard Dixon became a national expert in asbestos analysis, developing and teaching methods of testing for asbestos. He trained analysts from state and federal laboratories including Hawaii, Washington, Utah, New York, Oregon, Puerto Rico, EPA and FDA.

1987 – Willard Dixon retired from OSHA and started his own asbestos analysis laboratory, Dixon Information.

1989 – Willard Dixon purchased the building in Salt Lake City, Utah, where Dixon Information currently resides.

1990 – Willard’s sons, joined the lab working along side their father with a shared passion for industrial hygiene and asbestos analysis.

2005 – Dixon Information began performing mold analysis.

2008 – Willard passed ownership and operations of Dixon Information on to his sons.

Today – Charles and Steve Dixon continue to operate Dixon Information, managing over 15 employees. You can still find Charles and Steve at their desks peering into microscopes or in the conference room discussing their work.