Feature Photo: View of the City of Temple water tower. Image: Temple EDC
Temple (Bell County) — Temple Economic Development Corporation (Temple EDC) announced this week that a global manufacturer will invest $9.0 million to expand its production capacity.
The Pittsburgh-based PPG Industries Inc. is finalizing the deal with Temple EDC, the City of Temple and Bell County for its PPG Architectural Coatings facility.
The project, which includes the expansion of PPG’s adhesives and sealants line, will result in the creation of 12 jobs.
“We are pleased to continue working with PPG as they advance their business operations in Temple, Texas,” said Adrian Cannady, president and CEO of Temple EDC. “The company has found great success in our community, and we look forward to the opportunities this continued growth will bring to our residents.”
“Our expanded partnership with Temple EDC is not only an investment in the community of Temple, Texas, creating new jobs in the area, but also an extension of our adhesives and sealants line, products that our professional (“Pro”) customers rely on to complete many of their jobs,” said Scott Bartlett, PPG vice president. “We look forward to continuing to partner with Temple EDC to better service the Pro and drive growth for both organizations.”
PPG’s Temple adhesive and sealant plant manufactures the company’s Liquid Nails and Mulco products, some of the construction industry’s leading adhesives. In 2020 alone, the Temple facility produced approximately 48 million tubes of Liquid Nails. The plant ships to major U.S. and Canadian retailers including The Home Depot, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Menards and PPG Paints stores.
PPG owns and operates nearly 30 PPG Paints stores in the Temple region. PPG’s Architectural Coatings business employs over 600 people in locations across Texas.
VBX Project ID: 2022-5F79
Edited from news release.