Axalta creates jobs, sets up headquarters in Pa.

Axalta Coating Systems is establishing its new headquarters in Pennsylvania for its corporate and North America operations.

The corporate offices, which opened Sept. 30, are located in Center City at Two Commerce Square. The North America offices are set to open Oct. 31 and will be located in Concord Township.

“We are tremendously excited about our new facilities in Pennsylvania,” said Charlie Shaver, chairman and CEO of Axalta Coating Systems. “New offices are a vital element in our plan to communicate our independence and new identity to our customers, our employees and other stakeholders in the U.S. and around the world.”

According to the company, the move is expected to bring more than 100 jobs to Philadelphia and over 230 to Concord.

“My administration is working every day to bring new jobs to Pennsylvania – today we celebrate 332 new jobs coming to Philadelphia and Delaware County,” said Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett. “It’s a sign we are heading in the right direction and Pennsylvania’s economy is on the rise. Global companies like Axalta now want to come here, hire our workers and grow in the commonwealth.”

Shaver said he will host a meeting of the global excecutive team next week at the new Philadelphia offices, with the company's first global R&D conference set to take place at the end of the month, brining over 100 of the company's top scientists to Center City.