Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett joined PPG Industries at the grand opening of its new 118,000-square-foot regional headquarters for its architectural coatings business in Cranberry Township on Thursday.
Expected to house approximately 550 employees, the new facility brings company operations from Kentucky, Ohio and Delaware under one roof. The company will expand its research and development activities and laboratories. It will also move personnel from Springdale and Strongsville, Ohio, locations to a Technology Center in Harmar Township.
Signifying an investment of more than $14 million by PPG, the changes are expected to create more than 300 jobs and retain another 2,500 positions in the state.
“Throughout the Pittsburgh region and the entire commonwealth, we are seeing well-known, well-respected Pennsylvania companies like PPG choosing our Keystone State as the best place to build their businesses, create jobs, and grow our economy,” Corbett said. “...We are building a stronger Pennsylvania by making sure our commonwealth remains the best place to live, work and thrive.”
PPG received partial funding for the new headquarters and expansion of the R&D facility from the Department of Community and Economic Development, including a $1.25 million Pennsylvania First Program Grant, in addition to a $2 million loan from the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority.