Sherwin-Williams just announced plans to invest $324 million in Iredell County to build a new 800,000-square-foot distribution and fleet transportation center, a 36,000-square-foot extension onto their existing manufacturing facility, adding 183 new full-time jobs to the region.
According to a press release, the facility upgrades will add millions of gallons of annual manufacturing capacity to help the company meet increasing demand for its architectural paint and coatings products.
“This is a great day for Statesville! Sherwin-Williams’ decision to expand its footprint here represents the largest single investment in the history of our city,” said Statesville’s Mayor Costi Kutteh. “We have worked extremely hard to accomplish this result and we are grateful to Iredell EDC, Iredell County, and the State of North Carolina for their tremendous partnership with our city. We pledge our collective support to ensure their continued success.”
Founded in 1866, Sherwin-Williams is a long-time industry leader in the development of technologically advanced paint and coatings and offers a host of familiar brands like Valspar®, Thompson’s® Water Seal, Krylon®, Minwax® and its flagship Sherwin-Williams® brand, among others. As the nation’s largest specialty retailer of paint and painting supplies, Sherwin-Williams supports both do-it-yourselfers and painting professionals with exclusive products and expert, personalized service at nearly 4,500 company operated stores across North America. The company also supports a wide range of additional customers, including its important major retail channel partners through the Statesville facility.
“Manufacturers choose North Carolina time and again, thanks to our state’s skilled workforce, modern transportation networks, and central, East Coast location,” said Governor Cooper. “Companies already doing business here understand our strengths best, and we’re glad Sherwin-Williams will continue to call our state home.”