Coating technologies company Diamond Vogel (Orange City, Iowa, USA) celebrated the groundbreaking on a new, $15 million innovation center with a ceremony on Oct. 13, 2021.
The Orange City facility will add 36,000 square feet (3,344.5 m2) of state-of-the-art laboratory and office space, allowing up to 60 research and development scientists to collaborate on improvements and advancements to Diamond Vogel’s extensive line of paints and coatings.
Diamond Vogel partnered with the architectural firm CMBA Architects (Sioux City, Iowa, USA) to design the project and selected Hoogendoorn Construction (Canton, South Dakota, USA) to manage the project’s construction. Construction is now underway, with project completion anticipated by the end of 2022.
“The innovation center fulfills the need for additional effective and efficient space to continue to explore cutting-edge advancements in paint and coating technology for our customers,” says Jeff Powell, president and CEO. “In addition, the innovation center will provide the capacity to meet our current and future strategic objectives.”
Source: Diamond Vogel, www.diamondvogel.com.