US PPG plans $27m expansion of coatings facility in Mexico

18 March 2014 20:08  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--PPG Industries plans to invest more than $27m in its coatings manufacturing facility in San Juan del Rio in Queretaro state, Mexico, the US-based company announced on Tuesday.

“The expansion enables us to meet the additional demand stemming from rapid growth in recent years by our Mexico-based customers and provide PPG coatings to other local end-use markets,” said Adriana Macouzet, PPG general manager, Latin America North, in a news release.

The expansion project will add 100,000 sq ft (9,300 sqm) of production and laboratory space in four new buildings. Completion is scheduled for 2015.

The additional space will provide room for 115 people, a 30% workforce increase, and allow PPG to meet increasing demand for coatings for automotive, protective, packaging and industrial customers in Mexico, the company said.

By: Jessie Waldheim

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