QTR consists of a sole plant site located on the west side of Evansville, IN. At its disposal, QTR has two single screw and three twin screw extrusion lines, four 6,000 lb. capacity blenders (one of them jacketed for drying), a large warehouse, a full service lab, which maintains a small extrusion line, and a host of the latest, highest quality test equipment.
In exciting news, QTR has recently expanded into a new facility. We have relocated our production, lab and offices to the new site and use our old building as a warehouse facility. We have greatly enjoyed this expansion, as it shows how far we've come since we first opened our doors in 1993. We first moved into our new facility in May 2006.
Thanks to a grant from the state of Indiana, QTR recently completed installation of a small twin screw line for use in trials and R&D. This extra capacity allows us more flexibility to develop custom resins and to tweak current formulations for optimum performance. Plans are also in the works for a new molding machine, which will increase capacity in our QA Lab and make our turnaround times even faster.
QTR is located in Evansville, Indiana, a major hub of the midwestern transportation network. Evansville lies in close proximity to the major metropolitan areas of Indianapolis, Chicago, Louisville, Cincinnati, St. Louis, Memphis and Nashville. Evansville is conveniently located, with access to Interstate 64 (and soon I-69), the Evansville Regional Airport, the Ohio River, and several major rail lines, allowing us to provide great flexibility with your shipping and transportation needs.
Currently, Evansville is home to a large number of plastics related companies, giving it the distinction of "Plastics Valley." It is one of the nationís fastest growing metropolitan areas, with rapid expansion to both the east and west sides of the city, and the surrounding tri-state area is home to several major industrial employers such as: Toyota, GE Plastics, Bristol-Myers, Whirlpool, Alcoa, and many others.
Evansville is a growing regional center, as evidenced by the location of three major hospitals, two 4-year universities and an expanding retail and banking community. Over one million people live in the 36 counties that make up the Evansville marketing area.