MANHATTAN, KAS. — Manhattan-based AIB International will stop accepting samples for analytical laboratory testing on Dec. 1 and is recommending Kansas City-based Great Plains Analytical Laboratory for its clients who are looking for a new laboratory for testing. Great Plains Analytical Laboratory will host a free online session at 10:30 a.m. central standard time Dec. 4 that will give more detail on the company, a privately held, employee-owned laboratory founded in 1993.

AIB International plans to focus more on consulting and training services for its global clients and this summer announced plans to discontinue several services at its Manhattan headquarters, including some research and development services like pilot plant testing and analytical lab services. Online learning has become more popular, and client companies are seeking customized programs at their work sites, according to AIB International.

Great Plains Analytical Laboratory provides a range of services, including proximate analyses, physical dough testing, bake testing and product evaluation, grain and flour analyses, physical tests, mycotoxins, pesticide residues, microbiology, shelf life studies, and nutritional labeling.