Lambton College recently celebrated the opening of a new applied research lab, which is located at the Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park. The Canadian Research Extrusion Lab aims to expand research projects and collaborations with companies in the plastics, rubber, and other materials industries. The lab will also aim to offer students more paid research opportunities to help them gain more experience for their future careers. Lambton Senior VP of Research and Innovation Mehdi Sheikhzadeh explained that facilities for the lab will be added in phases, with all new equipment expected to be in place by next summer. The creation of this $3.4M lab was made possible through funding from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation and the Ontario Research Fund.