PPG announced that it will increase the production of U.S. aerospace product to meet the growing market demand.
PPG announced it will increase manufacturing output to meet growing demand for its commercial aerospace aftermarket products. Employment levels are expected to rise at its Huntsville (Alabama) and Sylmar (California) plants, up to 20% to satisfy the needs of new and existing customers.
“We’ve benefited from year-over-year improvements in the market. As travellers continue returning to the skies, we are focused on meeting the immediate and longer-term needs of our customers”, said Dan Korte, PPG global vice president, Aerospace.
The coating manufacturer is also investing in increased factory automation to improve lead times for aerospace coatings and sealants.
“With increased employment at our major U.S. manufacturing plants, we can boost our supply throughout our global network of 16 aerospace application support centers (ASC),” said Korte. “By further automating our processes at these ASCs, we can quickly ship products directly to our local customers and do our part to help the aviation industry thrive once again”.
PPG recently announced a $17 million investment to build an ASC in Toulouse, France. Operations are expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2023.