At a groundbreaking ceremony Interpon Powder Coatings, a part of Akzo Nobel, named Nashville, TN as its North American Powder Coatings headquarters and technical laboratories. The designation will add approximately 50 new jobs to the Nashville area, including positions with the company’s general management, finance, information management, R&D, customer service (inside sales) and purchasing departments.
A building expansion will add 10,000 square-feet of office space to the company’s existing Nashville manufacturing facility. The manufacturing site currently employs approximately 125 full-time employees. In addition, the construction of a 6,500 square-foot state-of-the-art R&D facility has already been started and is scheduled for completion by the end of this year. The new industrial R&D laboratories will support architectural, furniture and appliance market sectors and will become the company’s “Center of Expertise” for these sectors in North America.