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PPG Establishes Loudon, Tennessee, Operations

PPG, global supplier of paints, coatings, and specialty materials, plans to establish manufacturing operations in Loudon, Tennessee. The $225 million project is expected to create 129 jobs.

The more than 250,000-square-foot paint and coatings facility will be dedicated space for warehousing as well as paint and coatings production.

“As the automotive industry continues to transform, we’re excited to expand our manufacturing capabilities to meet the evolving needs of our automotive customers. The strategic location of PPG’s new facility in Tennessee also creates a more efficient and effective supply chain with close proximity to many automotive manufacturing facilities, which will further enhance the service experience for our customers,” said Alisha Bellezza, senior vice president, automotive coatings, PPG.

PPG develops, manufactures and distributes its paints, coatings and specialty materials worldwide. The company currently operates across more than 70 countries.

“PPG shares in our commitment to innovation, and we are proud to have this household name in Tennessee. Our skilled workforce is ready to support the Loudon operations, and we look forward to seeing the economic prosperity these jobs and this $225 million investment will bring to Loudon County,” TNECD Commissioner Stuart C. McWhorter noted.

“TVA and Loudon Utilities congratulates PPG on its decision to expand operations opportunities in Loudon. Helping to support companies that are committed to creating jobs and investing in the region is fundamental to TVA’s mission of service. We are proud to partner with Loudon County, City of Loudon, Loudon County Economic Development Agency and the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development to further that mission, and we celebrate this announcement together,” John Bradley, TVA senior vice president of economic development added.

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