is now EAG Coatings Solutions after an acquisition earlier this year that has led to more hires at the Ypsilanti-based testing laboratory.
The company has gone from six employees in 2008 to 17 today, including five new hires since the ownership change in April.
"We're quickly running out of space," says Stephen Hall, vice president and general manager of EAG Coatings Solutions
. "We have plans to have 5-6 more people in this office and are expanding our facility another 2,000 square feet."
The company specializes in paints and coatings, plastics and polymers, and adhesives and sealants. It's already working with Idea Paint
to create a dry erase covering that can be applied to any surface just like regular wall paint. The company has been affiliated with Ypsilanti and Eastern Michigan University since the 1970s.
"We have a very good retention rate so our existing customers stay with us for a very long time," Hall says. "We have two large customers who for the last three years have used us for all their development needs."
Source: Stephen Hall, vice president and general manager of EAG Coatings Solutions
Writer: Jon Zemke
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