Our Mission Welcome to PTL

Our mission at Premier Testing Laboratories is to provide testing services to our clients that are in strict adherence with AASHTO and ACOE stated testing methodologies and specifications. We provide laboratory facilities with properly calibrated and functioning testing equipment that ensure respective tests being performed are accomplished in strict adherence with test methodologies. Our technicians are trained to perform testing services to accomplish stated goals and requirements, as defined by AASHTO, complying with and maintaining AASHTO accreditation.

Premiere Testing Lab

About Us

Premier Testing Laboratories, LLC opened its state of the art laboratory in 2012 in Northeast Missouri. Having completed the requirements for AASHTO accreditation (R18 and ASTMD3666), Premier Testing Laboratories services the Midwest as well as the nation as an independent testing facility for the asphalt mixture and binder, concrete and aggregate producers. With a work force of technicians and engineers totaling over 100 years of experience, the company is committed to supplying your needs with accurate and timely test results for your project. You can find a complete list of the tests and services Premier Testing Laboratories can provide on our Services page.

Services Our testing services


British Polish Value (number)
Los Angeles Abrasion Loss Test
Micro-Deval Test
Rodded (or loose) Unit Weight
Chemical Anyalysis (XRF)
Acid Insoluble Residue Determination
Methylene Blue Test
Proctor Density Determination
Petrographic Examination
Field and Engineering Service

Asphalt & Binders

Superpave Volumetric Mix Design
Marshall Mix Design
AASHTO M320 and MP19 Binder Testing
Stone Mastic Asphalt Design
Recycle Materials (RAP, RAS) Analysis
Ultra-Thin Bonded Wearing Course Design
Hamburg Loaded Wheel Test
Asphalt Pavement Analyzer
Moisture Damage Susceptibility Testing
Field and Engineering Service


Complete Concrete Mix Design
includes aggregate gradation, specific gravity/absorbtion, 6 cylinders per mix
Verification Mix - Submitted by customer
6 cylinders
Water Cement Ratio Curve
3 points
Compressive Strength
cylinders and drilled cores - (trimmed and tested)
Flexural Strength
Third Point Load
Concrete Durability Factor Freeze - Thaw
Acid and Water Soluble Chloride
Rapid Chloride Ion Permeability
Forensic Petrography of Concrete
Field and Engineering Service

Accreditations AASHTO, CCRL & USACE

AASHTO Accreditation

The AASHTO Accreditation Program recognizes the competency of a testing laboratory in construction materials testing. The program is available to all laboratories . The AAP utilizes laboratory assessment and proficiency sample services provided by the AASHTO Materials Reference Laboratory (AMRL) and the Cement and Concrete Reference Laboratory (CCRL).

AASHTO/ASTM Accreditation Areas

Quality Management System

accredited since 12/6/2012

R18, C1077 (Concrete), C1077 (Aggregate), D3666 (Aggregate), D3666 (Asphalt Mixture)

Asphalt Binder

accredited since 5/15/2013

R28, R29, T48, T49, T51, T53, T202, T228, T240, T301, T313, T315, T316, T350, D7405

Asphalt Mixture

accredited since 12/6/2012

R47, R68, T30, T164, T166, T209, T245, T269, T283, T305, T308, T312, T329, T331, D2041, D2172, D2726, D3203, D4867, D5404, D5444, D6307, D6390, D6752, D6925, D6926, D6927


accredited since 12/6/2012

R76, T2, T11, T19, T21, T27, T37, T84, T85, T96, T104, T112, T176, T255, T304, T327, T335, C29, C40, C88, C117, C127, C128, C131, C136, C142, C535, C566, C702, C1252, D75, D546, D2419, D4791, D5821, D6928


accredited since 4/10/2013

C31, C39, C78, C138, C143, C172, C173, C192, C231, C511, C617 (7000 psi and below), C1064, C1231 (7000 psi and below)


accredited since 8/24/2016

T89, T90, T99, T310, D698, D4318, D6938


usACE Validated

Main Laboratory: accredited since 4/9/2014 Aggregate Tests:  ASTM C40, C117, C127, C128, C136, C29, C88, C131, C142, C535, C566, C702, C1252, D75, D546, D2419, D3666, D4791, D5821, and D6928.  Bituminous Tests:  ASTM D2041, D2172, D2726, D3203, D3666, D4867, D5404, D5444, D6307, D6390, D6925, D6926, D6927, and E329.  Concrete Tests:  ASTM C31, C39, C138, C143, C172, C173, C231, C1064, C78, C192, C511, C617, C1077, C1231, and E329. Satellite Laboratory (Whiteman AFB): accredited since 5/21/2014 Aggregate Tests:  ASTM C117, C136, C702, and D75  Soil Tests: ASTM D1556, D3740, D6938, and E329  Concrete Tests:  ASTM C31, C138, C143, C172, C231, C1064. C42, C78, C174, C511, C1077, and E329

Careers What’s in your future?

Benefits of a Career With Us

  • Solid pay and benefits
  • Consistent work hours
  • Ability to work with a wide array of people
  • Outdoor work
  • Hands-on work environment
  • Job stability

and much, much more

Projects Some of our work

Canton Levee Project

Canton Levee Project

Performed soil compaction testing on Canton, MO Le…

I-80 Cheyenne County Nebraska

I-80 Cheyenne County Nebraska

Quality Control (QC) inspection and Portland Cemen…



Performed compaction testing on hot mixed asphalt …

Kern County Raceway

Kern County Raceway

Premier Testing Laboratories performed asphalt mix…

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Premier Testing Laboratories
6811 Construction Lane
Palmyra, MO 63461

Phone Number

(573) 406-1383

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Premier Testing Laboratories
PO Box 347
Hannibal, MO 63401