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Axalta celebrates 60 years of Ajax production


January 29, 2016
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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Jan. 29, 2016 – Last week, Axalta Coating Systems, a global manufacturer of liquid and powder coatings, celebrated 60 years of production at its Ajax, Ont., facility. Employees gathered at the local Hilton Garden Inn to celebrate both Axalta’s 60th year of operations in Ajax and its 150th business anniversary.

Axalta’s history in Canada dates back to 1956 when the Ajax manufacturing plant opened its doors. It has produced a variety of products over the years including acrylic lacquer paints, basecoat and clearcoat technologies. In 2000, it was identified as a corporate development and manufacturing flagship for the “paint on plastics” that is used with many automotive components. More recently, due to increased production volumes, Ajax added a new distribution centre to the campus.

Today, products are shipped from Ajax to customers in Canada and the U.S. for collision repair, the production of vehicles and vehicle components, trains, buses and diversified industrial products.

“This is a special milestone in Axalta Canada’s history. We are proud to be celebrating our 60th year in Ajax and our 150th year in business,” said Brent Jamieson, Axalta Canada country manager. “We are extremely proud to call Ajax and the Region of Durham home. We look forward to the next 60 years of being a part of this vibrant community.”

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“The town is extremely pleased of the accomplishments of the Axalta team and proud to have them in Ajax for over 60 years,” added Joanne Dies, Councillor, Ward 3 – Town of Ajax. “We look forward to ongoing partnerships in recognition of Axalta’s strong contribution to the community.”