Materials and Chemistry Laboratory, Inc. (MCLinc) is an employee owned small business located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, offering specialty laboratory analysis and consulting services. In April 1998, as part of the DOE reindustrialization initiative, this research group commercialized the materials and chemistry laboratory they had operated as a government support facility located in East Tennessee Technology Park’s Heritage Center. While expertise in uranium chemistry and materials characterization gained by this original employee group as an internal DOE lab constitutes a core competency, capabilities in environmental forensics, technology development, nanotechnology, industrial hygiene support, mercury studies, carbon fiber technology, and catalyst chemistry have been added since commercialization. MCLinc recently moved into a newly remodeled, larger facility located at 161 Mitchell Road in Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37830 and continues to be a commercial applied research and specialty analytical laboratory and consulting organization dedicated to providing services to commercial and governmental customers.
MCLinc was the recipient of the Innovator Award at ORNL’s 2015 Small Business Impact Awards.