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Dunn-Edwards' LEED® Gold-certified Paint Factory to Provide Toll Production Services

Published on 2012-01-20. Author : SpecialChem

LOS ANGELES -- Dunn-Edwards, the Southwest's leading manufacturer of premium paints, opened the world's first LEED® Gold-certified paint manufacturing facility last June, consolidating paint production for all of its 108 retail stores. "Now, with the new plant in full operation, we have greatly increased our capacity and are able to produce paint for third parties," explained Mark Alling, Vice President of Manufacturing. "This includes existing paint companies, private label brands and licensed product." Services offered include formulation and technical development, end-to-end commercialization process, inventory and logistic services, and custom labeling.

Located in Phoenix, the 336,000-sq.-ft. facility was custom designed to be the greenest and most efficient in the coatings industry, incorporating innovative, energy-efficient equipment and protocols. For example, unique high-efficiency process equipment has integrated dust-suppression technology, so that no particulates are emitted to ambient air, and advanced wastewater recycling techniques conserve water. The plant systems are classified as ultra-low discharge, meaning that waste generation is greatly minimized.

"Because our facility is so modern and efficient, we are able to produce paint faster and more consistently," Alling said. "Our proven quality control measures ensure a superior product, and we have the flexibility to operate with customers' challenges, such as short lead times and small batches."

About Dunn-Edwards Paints

Dunn-Edwards has produced and sold premium paint products for over 85 years throughout the Southwest. Operating in 108 stores in California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas, Dunn-Edwards is one of the nation's largest independent manufacturers and distributors of architectural paints and paint supplies. The company is dedicated to a greener by design® philosophy and produces its eco-friendly paints in the world's first LEED® Gold-certified manufacturing plant. Based in Southern California, the company is composed of approximately 1,400 employees.

Source: Dunn-Edwards

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