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Polymer Solutions expands operations

Materials testing company Polymer Solutions has moved its operations to a new $2.9 million facility in Christiansburg. The facility features two labs, one for each of the company's biggest departments. Each lab functions as a centralized location at which employees can store and access their testing equipment. The move is a welcome change from Polymer Solutions' previous location, which the company said was a "building that felt more like a bit of a maze." Despite the large-scale move, the company has been able to follow through on its clients' projects without any delay.

"We've always had great people, great instruments and equipment, and now we have a great facility," said Polymer Solutions' Founder and CEO Jim Rancourt. "With this move into our brand new, state-of-the-art, custom testing lab we are poised for sustained growth."

Because testing instrumentation is so sensitive, the labs need to be able to maintain precise environmental conditions in order to ensure accurate results. Each lab is equipped with centralized climate controls that can maintain specific levels of temperature and humidity guaranteeing a precise testing environment. The building's new HVAC system features various customizations that allow for minimal variation of temperature and humidity levels so as to mitigate the chances of test disruption.

Polymer Solutions has its sights set on the future. The company expects to build an additional 10,000 sq ft of lab space, as more personnel and testing capabilities come on board.

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