Temple Economic Development Corporation (Temple EDC) announced that PPG will invest $9 million to expand an existing product line at its Temple, Texas facility, pending final negotiations with Temple EDC, the City of Temple and the County of Bell.
The project, which includes the expansion of PPG’s line of adhesives and sealants, will create 12 jobs.
“We are excited to continue working with PPG as they advance their business operations in Temple, TX,” said Adrian Cannady, President and CEO of Temple EDC. “The business has enjoyed 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 Temple, Texas community, creating new jobs in the area, but also an extension of our line of adhesives and sealants, that our Professional (“Pro”) customers rely on to complete many of their jobs,” said Scott Bartlett, PPG Vice President, Operations, Global Architectural Coatings. “We look forward to continuing to partner with Temple EDC to better serve the Pro and drive the growth of both organizations.”
PPG’s Temple adhesives and sealants plant manufactures the company’s LIQUID NAILS® and MULCO® products, some of the construction industry’s leading adhesives. In 2020 alone, the Temple plant produced approximately 48 million tubes of liquid nails. The factory ships to major US and Canadian retailers including The Home Depot, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Menards® and PPG PAINTS™ stores.
PPG owns and operates nearly 30 PPG Paints shops in the Temple area. PPG’s Architectural Coatings business employs more than 600 people located throughout Texas.