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Macomb County company moves headquarters and engineering facilities under one roof to remain in County

Polymer Process Development acquires 75,000 sq. ft. of leased space at Cherry Creek Corporate Park in Shelby Township

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A little known but fast-growing company that specializes in encapsulating
glass for automotive and other industries will move its headquarters office and engineering/warehousing
facilities into 75,000 sq. ft. of leased space at 11969 Shelby Tech Drive in Shelby Township, Mich.
Polymer Process Development manufactures and supplies to Original Equipment Manufacturers and the
aftermarket the “next generation of encapsulated glass,” which includes “smart-technology” glass and glass
products that become 10 times stronger than traditional glass.

The announcement was made today by Robert Brisley, president and co-founder, Polymer Process
Development, LLC (PPD), a plastic injection molding company specializing in glass encapsulation,
glass assembly, value-added components prototyping and 3D printing and production. In addition
to the automotive industry, PPD serves the marine, recreational vehicle, mass-transit, heavy-truck,
specialty-vehicles, and commercial-coolers and refrigeration industries.

It was a high priority for the company to stay in Macomb County, according to Brisley. The space PPD
will acquire is currently occupied by E&R Industrial, a division of Grainger, which will move in the next
several months.

Polymer Process Development is a privately held company founded in 1996 by Brisley and business
partners Perry Giese, Clinton Township; Bill Smith, Grosse Pointe Farms; and, Trpko Trpevski,
Clinton Township. The company currently has approximately 150 employees and production facilities in
Chesterfield Township that will move, along with the corporate-headquarters office currently in Clinton
Township. The move will begin in the next few weeks and should be completed before the end of summer,
according to Brisley.

“We have enjoyed being in Macomb County and really wanted to remain in the area if at all possible,” said
Brisley. “We are grateful to the Macomb County Department of Planning and Economic Development
for the assistance it provided us along the way – especially Director John Paul Rea and Project
Coordinator Camille Silda.”

PPD clients include many of the world’s most innovative automotive manufacturers and suppliers, which
includes encapsulating Gorilla® Glass. Glass encapsulation protects the vulnerable edges of glass and
allows for unique shapes and materials. PPD works in solar energy by encapsulating the next generation of
solar cells that result in improved weather protection and barriers to moisture. PPD also is one of the few
companies worldwide that can encapsulate smart/switchable glass that uses electricity, light or heat to
change glass from translucent to transparent. This type of product is utilized in new energy-efficient
buildings, as well as the next generation of automobiles.

MEDIA CONTACT: Jeff Caponigro, Caponigro Public Relations, (248) 388-4981, jcap@caponigro.com

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