AkzoNobel Investing in High Point, NC Operations
High Point, NC, April 2, 2019-A milestone multi-million-dollar investment by AkzoNobel is set to transform its wood coatings facility in High Point, North Carolina, into a best-in-class manufacturing site.
The transformation will involve reorganizing manufacturing operations at the site and will include the addition of automatic dosing unit technology to produce paint more efficiently. A new raw materials warehouse, research lab and technical application center are also being built. Construction is due to begin in April 2019, with rolling projects expected to be completed by 2020.
“Investing in High Point will increase our comprehensive North American supply capability for wood finishes, which also includes our plants in Roanoke, Virginia; Salem, Oregon; Warwick, Quebec; and Port Hope, Ontario” says AkzoNobel CEO Thierry Vanlancker.
AkzoNobel creates wood finish products for flooring and other applications, including UV, solvent-based and water-based wood coatings, such as paints, stains and lacquers.