Thermoplastic elastomer supplier APS Elastomers is moving its operations to a larger location in Westland, Mich.
APS had been located in Romulus, Mich., about 10 miles south of Westland, since 2009. Company officials said in a March 10 news release that the expansion will allow APS to double its volume of thermoplastic polyurethanes and styrenic-based TPEs. Both cities are Detroit suburbs.
The larger site also has room for a new product testing lab.
"Thanks to our customers' steady volume increase over the past few years, we decided it was time to purchase a larger facility in order to handle our substantial growth," co-owner Stephane Morin said in the release.
He added that the foundation of APS' success is "our ability to source material globally from our manufacturing partners and develop new products and proprietary formulas while offering outstanding technical service." That ability "ensures that we provide quality elastomers at the most competitive pricing," Morin said.
Morin and co-owner Roger Huarng founded APS after working in the TPE field for several years. APS now works with a series of independent technical agents located in cities throughout North America.
"We are [TPE] specialists whose mission remains the same: To provide quick, affordable solutions with high performance results," Huarng said in the release.