Sherwin-Williams enlarges N.C. facility

Work begins on extension of company’s manufacturing plant in Statesville.
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Sherwin-Williams begins an expansion to its North Carolia plant that will add millions of gallons of yearly manufacturing capacity.

Sherwin-Williams broke ground on a 36,000-square-foot extension of its existing 200,000-square-foot manufacturing facility and new 800,000-square-foot distribution and fleet transportation center in Statesville, North Carolina.

“Facility upgrades at the location will add millions of gallons of annual manufacturing capacity and sizable pallet storage capacity to support the company in meeting increasing demand for its architectural paint and coatings products,” said the company.

“This project will support our growth for years to come. We are proud to be a part of the community here and grateful for the partnership we have with the local and state officials,” said John G. Morikis, chairman and CEO of Sherwin-Williams.

State, county and local public officials, Sherwin-Williams employees, as well as project contractors and partners attended the ceremonial groundbreaking to celebrate the beginning of the project, which is expected to be complete by the end of 2024, said the firm.

“Sherwin-Williams plans to invest a minimum of $300 million in the project and add more than 180 full-time jobs at the site over the next three years, which would essentially double the existing workforce.”

The project also adds four new rail spurs at the existing manufacturing site and leaves another 200,000 square feet available for future expansion at the distribution site.

“This project in Statesville adds to North Carolina’s reputation as a top workforce location for modern manufacturing,” said North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper. “With more than 2,400 full-time Sherwin-Williams employees in our state and more coming, our state is committed to the education and training that will create success for years to come.”

Additionally, Sherwin-Williams said it will receive approximately $30 million in state, county and local government incentives toward the project.

Founded in 1866, based in Cleveland, Sherwin-Williams manufactures, develops, distributes, and sells paint, coatings and related products to professional, industrial, commercial and retail customers.