Loudon selected for PPG’s first new U.S. manufacturing plant in more than a decade, company to create nearly 130 new jobs in East Tennessee

PPG has selected Loudon as the location of its newest paint and coatings manufacturing facility.

“Tennessee is leading the nation in attracting top global brands like PPG to the Volunteer State. I welcome PPG and thank this company for its commitment to creating greater opportunity for Tennesseans across the Greater Knoxville region,” said Governor Bill Lee.

PPG will invest a total of $225 million and create 129 new jobs in Loudon County through the project.

The Loudon plant will be PPG’s first new U.S. manufacturing facility in the last 15 years and is part of the company’s greater investment to expand and innovate advanced manufacturing in North America. Upon completion, the Tennessee operations will be more than 250,000 square feet in size with dedicated space for warehousing as well as paint and coatings production.

“Innovation is at the forefront of PPG’s purpose in protecting and beautifying the world. These investments continue to modernize and digitize our manufacturing capabilities, and demonstrate PPG’s continued focus on quality and service to our customers as the premier single-source coatings supplier for every vehicle surface. As we continue to see a resurgence of manufacturing in the U.S., PPG will leverage this new facility and our other site investments to maximize quality, improve operational efficiency, and reduce product complexity within our manufacturing footprint,” according to Tim Knavish, chairman and chief executive officer, PPG

Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, PPG develops, manufactures and distributes its paints, coatings and specialty materials worldwide. Today, the company operates across more than 70 countries and reported net sales of more than $18 billion in 2023.

Since 2020, TNECD has supported more than 50 economic development projects in the East Tennessee region, resulting in approximately 9,700 job commitments and $2.9 billion in capital investment.

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