PITTSBURGH – On September 25, PPG Industries marked the opening of a regional headquarters for its architectural coatings business in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. The facility is located in Cranberry Township, PA, approximately 20 miles north of PPG’s global headquarters in Pittsburgh.

The 118,000-square-foot facility will accommodate approximately 550 employees in various management, marketing, information technology, customer support and related service and administration positions. Nearly 400 employees currently work at the site, and PPG anticipates the facility will be close to full capacity by the end of 2015 as it continues to consolidate operations from multiple sites.

“As PPG continues to expand its architectural coatings business, establishing a regional headquarters is an important step in aligning our business to meet our customers’ growing needs,” said Charles E. Bunch, PPG Chairman and CEO. “The official opening of this facility further strengthens our presence in the state and in the Pittsburgh area, which has been home to our global headquarters for more than 130 years.”

The facility features an open floor plan with collaborative workspaces, an amphitheater for large-scale employee meetings and presentations, product showcase store, training facilities, and areas to pilot retail displays. The grand opening event featured speeches by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett and PPG leadership. More than 200 PPG employees also attended the event.