Independent testing lab, Polymer Solutions Inc. (PSI; Blacksburg, VA), has added 5000-sq-ft to its existing 10,000-sq-ft facility, expanding space by 50% and boosting its capacity to better serve clients and to add future employees. PSI's founder and CEO, Jim Rancourt, said the additional space not only gives the company more room, but it also will allow it to add some additional capabilities that help it better serve its clients. A PSI spokesperson told PlasticsToday that to date the company has invested $350,000 in the expansion, with more to come as the new space is outfitted and filled in.. The move will also result in the addition of at least 10 new jobs.
The expansion includes an advanced climate control testing lab, expanded laboratory space, a secure on-site storage area, and a machine shop. Along with the new labs, two additional conference rooms and two safety showers for employees have been added. The company offered a tour of its new site on July 19, when it hosted a ribbon cutting....