PPG Industries recently announced plans to invest more than $27 million in its San Juan del Rio, Queretaro, Mexico, coatings manufacturing facility. The expansion project will reportedly add four new buildings to the current complex, representing approximately 100,000 sq ft of additional production and laboratory space. Completion is expected in 2015. The expanded facility is expected to employ more than 115 people, a 30% increase over its current workforce.

The additional capacity will reportedly enable PPG to meet increasing demand for its coatings by automotive OEM, protective and marine, packaging, and industrial customers in Mexico. The expansion project will incorporate eco-friendly building designs, provide natural light in employee areas, use intelligent lighting systems to maximize energy efficiency and incorporate water recycling capabilities.

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