AkzoNobel is investing $3.6 million at its coil and extrusion coatings manufacturing facility in Garcia, Mexico. Photo: AkzoNobel.

AkzoNobel is investing $3.6 million at its coil and extrusion coatings manufacturing facility in Garcia, Mexico. The move is intended to help increase production capacity and efficiency for clients across the Americas, including Mexico and the southwest region of the U.S.

Company officials say the investment will allow the plant to increase coating production by approximately 35% by the third quarter of 2024. Stage one of the investment has already been completed, with the installation of 12 new portable tanks with varying batch size capacity, two new mixers for portable tanks and a new fixed tank with 1,200 gallons of capacity.

AkzoNobel’s Garcia plant is one of three coil and extrusion coatings-focused manufacturing facilities in the Americas. The others are Columbus, Ohio, which specializes in coil and extrusion coatings, and Huron, Ohio, which produces the resins required for these coating systems. The Huron site includes a recently completed pilot plant that enables more agility in meeting market demands.

This investment follows $70 million in investments at AkzoNobel’s other industrial coatings manufacturing site in Huron and its manufacturing and research and development facilities at High Point, North Carolina.

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