News-Spot | Business News | Mar 18, 2013

Quantum Silicones Moves into its New Headquarters and Expands its Manufacturing Capability

Due to rapid business growth, Quantum Silicones, LLC (QSi) acquired a new building in late 2012 which is in close proximity to QSi’s current 8021 Reycan Road building. The newly renovated 70,000 square foot facility at 7820 Whitepine Road is now QSi’s headquarters as well as its primary warehouse space for inventory and shipping/receiving location.

QSi’s current facility at 8021 Reycan Road – having 27,000 square feet – will operate solely as the manufacturing and technical location. Since inventory has been relocated to the new building, space has become available to install a new 700 gallon hydro-clear Myers mixer – as QSi’s newest addition to its manufacturing equipment that includes seven high shear mixers, ranging from 120 gallons to 660 gallons.

Vice President of Technology, Mr. Phil McDermott notes, “This expansion will allow our team to continue developing and manufacturing a broader range of products to satisfy our customers’ ever growing demands.”

Through research, innovation and customer demand, QSi has steadily expanded their product portfolio. Because of such a diverse market, QSi’s technologists accept opportunities to custom-formulate new products or tailor commercialized products to meet their customers’ exact specifications. Within the last 24 months, 40 innovative silicone products were commercialized by QSi.

QSi, founded in 1997, manufactures a wide selection of silicone elastomer products including Moldmaking, Potting and Encapsulating, Silicone Gels, Coatings and additional Specialty Product Enhancers. This extensive line gives QSi the ability to meet the demands of all its customers worldwide.

Silicone applications among QSi’s customers are endless and range from architectural reproduction, conveyor belt coating, undersea cable fill, solar panel manufacturing, to prosthetics, electronic protection, special effects, lighting and signage.

One of QSi’s customers designs and manufactures large-scale LED scoreboards that can be found at familiar sporting and entertainment venues around the world as well as LED advertising displays along major routes across the U.S. QSi‘s team of chemists designed exclusive products to accommodate this account which have unique needs.

QSi’s President, Mr. Tom Loman states, “QSi has experienced excellent growth since our formation in 1997. Our dedicated team has been committed to developing and producing innovative, high-quality, silicone products and providing exceptional customer service. As a result of our team effort and approach, we are expanding. Our expansion is not only measured in square footage, but also manufacturing capacity to meet both our customers’ needs and our strategic growth plans for the future. We are currently running two manufacturing shifts, but expect to begin running three shifts later in the year. ”

During its 15 years as a specialty silicone manufacturer, QSi has significantly increased its revenue, customer base, employees and product portfolio. Within the last two years, QSi has seen a 37.5 percent revenue increase for this privately-owned manufacturer and that pace is forecasted to continue. Sales Manager, Mr. Matt Loman said, “We expect 2013 to be another great year for us with growth coming from our current product portfolio, new products, and increased sales throughout Europe. “

“We have chosen to keep QSi headquarters in Chesterfield, Virginia as we expand because of its business friendly environment and its support for our growth needs. With the continued support from our valued and loyal customers, our unique innovation, outstanding customer service and support from the Amber Chemical Group, Ltd., our parent company and partners, I envision further expansion in our future,” added Mr. Tom Loman.

Currently employing a team of 38, QSi’s staff has grown by 31 percent within the last five years. Plans are to add at least five new employees this year.

For additional information, please visit www.quantumsilicones.com

About QSi:
QSi was founded in 1997 by its two current principles, Tom Loman and Phil McDermott. As a manufacturer of specialty silicone elastomers, QSi’s product portfolio includes Moldmaking, Coatings, Potting and Encapsulating, Silicone Gels and Specialty Product Enhancers.
In mid-1999, QSi became part of the Amber Chemical Company (ACC) located in the United Kingdom.  Amber owns several international companies, including several others in the silicone arena that form the Amber Chemical Group.

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