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AkzoNobel, Spider Expand in Mexico, C. America

Friday, January 7, 2011

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The coatings and infrastructure industries are heating up down South, with AkzoNobel and Spider announcing new facilities and investments in Mexico and Central America.

AkzoNobel: Powder Coatings to Double

AkzoNobel is building a powder coating manufacturing plant in Mexico that the company expects to more than double its powder coatings business in Central America and Mexico in the next few years.

Located just five miles from the Monterrey, Mexico, airport, the new 85,000-square-foot facility will include manufacturing, warehousing, research and development labs, administrative offices and a quality control laboratory.

Construction began in December and is expected to be complete by September. The facility should be fully operational in the third quarter of 2011, AkzoNobel said.

Growing Latin American Market

“Based on the sustainable success of our powder coating business in Mexico, as well as the growth of the market in Latin America, AkzoNobel has shown great confidence by allowing us the investment in a new state-of-the-art manufacturing plant,” said Michael Cash, managing director, AkzoNobel Powder Coatings, the Americas Region

“The production capability of the new manufacturing plant will also enable us to continue our track record of introducing new and innovative powder coatings technologies into the Mexican and Central American markets.”

The new facility will eventually replace a nearby plant that is rapidly approaching capacity, the company said.

Spider Opens in Central America

Meanwhile, Seattle-based Spider, a division of SafeWorks LLC, has opened its 25th location and its first in Central America: a new operations center in Panama City, Panama.

Spider de Panama provides swing stage rentals, sales, service and labor. The facility has a new fleet of powered access and swing stage equipment as well as local training, service and support.

“Central and South America are thriving economies that Spider has always served,” said Mike Gibbs, Area Director Southern Region and overseer of Spider de Panama.

“Expanding our direct rental presence in these regions helps to improve the suspended access capabilities and, more importantly, the personnel safety at height for these emerging commercial, industrial and wind power sectors.”

Founded in 1947, Spider is the largest manufacturer and distributor of access and safety equipment and services in North America. Its offerings include baskets, traction hoist and platform rental, safety and training, and specialty engineered products.

   

Tagged categories: Access; AkzoNobel; Powder coatings; Spider/Safeworks

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