USA: Groundbreaking Ceremony Akzo Nobel to Expand US Wood Coatings Site
A groundbreaking ceremony has taken place at Akzo Nobel’s North American Wood Coatings facility in High Point, North Carolina. The event officially started a $ 55.4 million investment, which is to transform the site’s manufacturing capability.
Amsterdam/The Netherlands; High Point/USA — Announced in April, Akzo Nobel plans an extensive upgrade of its High Point facility in the USA. The expansion will include state-of-the-art production technology, as well as a new raw materials warehouse, research lab and technical application center. The ceremony was staged just a few months after the company marked 100 years of being in the wood coatings industry in North America.
Known as the “Home Furnishings Capital of the World,” High Point has been home to the company’s US wood coatings activities since 1955. It produces a wide range of products to serve the furniture, flooring and building products segments, as well as the company’s Chemcraft distributors.
Modernizing the site will make production more flexible and efficient and will enable Akzo Nobel to better serve all its customers and partners. Construction is scheduled for completion in 2021, with rolling projects already underway. Commenting on the investment, Roy Cooper, Governor of North Carolina, said that High Point has long been a manufacturing hub and area workers would be ready to ramp up production to support the company’s reinvestment plan.