About East Prairie
Our company sprouted out of an argument about the future. What do we want for ourselves, and what do we want the future to look like? We went through many iterations, and finally realized that science is where we needed to be. East Prairie Laboratories was born out of our backgrounds in environmental research, chemistry, biology, economics, and farming. Although our focus is in agriculture, we have knowledge and experience in several other industries and operations. Our company brings a fresh perspective on the laboratory testing industry, and a different way of thinking when it comes to offering services for our clients.
East Prairie conducts its operations based on our Leadership Principles.
Each member of our team exhibits these characteristics as a standard for what you can expect when you do business with East Prairie Laboratories.
1.) Earn Trust
Our people listen attentively, speak candidly, and treat others respectfully. We are vocally self-critical, and critical of each other despite it being embarrassing. We will never over promise and under deliver. Trust is our number one principle amongst our team and our clientele.
2.) People are the only strategic advantage
We understand that this business is more than the equipment used to analyze samples. East Prairie is built by the best people, who in turn make us the best in the industry. Above all else we respect our team members and work to ensure they understand their importance to operation.
3.) Your Reputation is Your Integrity - Don't Compromise It
We actively benchmark ourselves and our team against the best. Providing the most reliable and efficient services the industry can offer. We understand what a reputation means and will continue to advance East Prairie’s in a positive direction.
4.) Reject industry standards; Be the Best
Our team understands that latency and inefficiency are detrimental to any business offering services. Our team will work endlessly to ensure we maintain the highest possible standards and services for our clients.
We think long term and don’t sacrifice long-term value for short-term results. Our team will always act on behalf of the entire company and never say “that’s not my job". At EPL we understand that no job is too small within the organization and in a greater sense, for our clients.
6.) Change is the only constant you will face
Flexibility and adaptability are standards at East Prairie Laboratories. We always keep moving and never look back. Each new challenge demands a new way of thinking, and thats exactly what we expect from every member of East Prairie Laboratories.
7.) Assert the Highest Standards
Our team maintains relentlessly high standards, some people may think these standards are unreasonably high. We are continually raising the bar and driving our team to deliver high quality services and processes.
8.) Think Big
Thinking small is a self-fulfilling prophecy. Our team works to construct and communicate a bold direction that inspires results. We think differently and look around corners for ways to serve our clients.
9.) Deliver Results
East Prairie Laboratories focuses on the key inputs for the lab business and deliver them with the right quality and in a timely fashion. Despite ordinary setbacks, we will rise to the occasion and never settle.
10.) Dive Deep; Disagree and Commit
Our team is obligated to challenge decisions when we disagree. We expect our leaders to have conviction and be persistent. When we aim for innovation we do not compromise for the sake of social cohesion. When a decision is determined, East Prairie Laboratories commits wholly.
11.) Listening is the Key to Understanding
Too many companies spend time talking about themselves and not nearly enough time listening to their customers, competitors, partners and members. Listening to those people is the only way to really understand which direction your company should be going. East Prairie Laboratories works to listen to everyone, and interpret everything.