PPG to invest $300M in advanced manufacturing

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Pittsburgh-based PPG recently announced plans to invest $300 million in advanced manufacturing throughout North America.

The investment will support an increased demand for paints and coatings in the automotive industry.

Investments include:

PPG will construct a 250,000-square-foot paint and coatings manufacturing plant in Loudon County, Tenn., that will produce more than 11 million gallons of paints and coatings annually for automakers and automotive parts suppliers. It could eventually supply other industrial segments.

Construction will begin in August and is expected to be complete in 2026.

PPG will also enhance and expand its existing facilities in Cleveland and San Juan Del Rio, Mexico, to increase manufacturing efficiencies and processing times.

“Innovation is at the forefront of PPG’s purpose in protecting and beautifying the world,” Tim Knavish, PPG chairman and CEO, said. “These investments continue to modernize and digitize our manufacturing capabilities, and demonstrate PPG’s continued focus on quality and service to our customers as the premier single-source coatings supplier for every vehicle surface. As we continue to see a resurgence of manufacturing in the U.S., PPG will leverage this new facility and our other site investments to maximize quality, improve operational efficiency, and reduce product complexity within our manufacturing footprint.”

All investments will be conducted over a four-year period.