Lab & Technical Services

At Shields, our success depends heavily on our ability to stay abreast of industry developments, especially pertaining to new materials.  Shields' state-of-the-art laboratory performs three basic functions:  Testing incoming resins and raw materials as they come off the railcars, analyzing products as they are run to ensure they meet specifications, and reverse engineering, so the company can duplicate - or improve upon - any samples that are submitted. 

Shields has one of the most knowledgeable Technical Services Departments in the industry, with a combined experience of over 75 years.  We take what we learn from the laboratory and put it to work in manufacturing.