Roseville, Mich. — Midwest Resin Inc. recently added a mechanical testing laboratory and blending capabilities at its 14,000-square-foot facility in Roseville.
The 11-year-old resin distributor is seeing steady growth and is already considering plans to move into a larger plant, according to founder and President William Hughes.
"We'll probably need a new building in the next year or two. We're bursting at the seams here," Hughes said in an interview at the company headquarters located just outside of Detroit.
The company, which does business as Midwest Resins, started in 2008 and moved to the current location in 2014.
The new laboratory includes a 75-ton Van Dorn injection molding machine and tooling to mold ASTM-standard test plaques.
Testing capabilities include tensile and flexural properties, izod impact strength, melt flow rate, density and specific gravity, ash content, durometer hardness and melting point.