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WARREN, MI-Detroit Testing Laboratory, a 102-year-old firm that specializes in industrial laboratory testing, has begun construction ofa laboratory technical center and corporate headquarters immediately north of its existing facility. When the new, larger building is finished, DTL will vacate its smaller building on 11 Mile Road, just west of Van Dyke.

The company did not release a construction cost on the 74,000-sf building. “With our recent growth, our current buildings no longer meet our needs,” says Alfredo Apolloni, president and chief executive officer of DTL. “Consolidating two of our existing buildings into a single larger andstate-of-the-art technical center will allow us to continue to expand our capacity, while significantly increasing the efficiency of all of our operations.”

DTL will be vacating a 55,000-sf. The new building has a capacity to be expanded to more than 100,000 sf, space that DTL expects to needs in another year or two, says Earl Smith, the company’s chief operating officer.

“We’ve hired a lot of strong engineering talent over the past year or so and have reached the limits of our existing building,” Smith says. “Part of our philosophy is that we can remain strong as long as our team is solid and our quality is high. We’ve been hiring quality people now we need more room for them to do their work.”

The company started 2004 with about 85 employees and now has about 125, Smitth says. DTL says it is on target to exceed 50% revenuegrowth through 2004 and 2005. Late last year, the company’s management concluded a buy-out of the estate of the late Pier Talenti, the former majority owner. DTL also has a smaller location in Center Line.

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