"We salute our hardworking and talented Garland associates and our retirees for an outstanding accomplishment," said Connor. "Topping the one billion gallon mark is a terrific achievement. Our Garland associates are one of the many teams across the country that drive and help make Sherwin-Williams America's number one paint and coatings company."
Garland Mayor Ronald Jones presented a proclamation celebrating Sherwin-Williams half century of service to the Garland community. Garland makes Sherwin-Williams Harmony, Duration, SuperPaint and Dutch Boy.
The Garland paint plant opened in 1958 and started production at four million gallons a year. It opened with 275,000 sq. ft. and expanded to 375,000 sq. ft. The plant employs 235 associates and operates three shifts seven days a week. On average the plant produces 20 million gallons a year; 125 gallons per minute; 7,500 gallons per hour; and 180,000 gallons per day.
Sherwin-Williams' Garland paint plant facts
With one billion gallons and a four-inch paint brush you could:
• circle the Earth 9,200 times
• make 480 round trips to the Moon
• make three round trips to Mars
• cover Maryland and Delaware
• paint the Golden Gate Bridge 21,000 times
• paint the Empire State Building 72,000 times
• paint the length of the Great Wall of China 2,400 times
• one billion gallons would fill the Houston Astrodome 53 times