Dunn-Edwards to build new LEED-certified facility

Paint company Dunn-Edwards has announced plans to build a 40,000-square-foot coatings technology center on its Los Angeles campus. The new facility will consolidate the paint manufacturer’s existing research, product development and quality assurance laboratories in one location.

The two-story facility will be known as the Ken Edwards Coatings Technology Center, named after company CEO Ken Edwards, son of co-founder Arthur Edwards.

“The new center will serve as a foundation for us to continue to develop innovative new coatings technology and superior performing products,” said Dennis Kromer, president of Dunn-Edwards. 

The center -- which is LEED registered -- will provide a space where the research, product development and quality assurance teams can easily collaborate. Kromer said it will also house a 75-seat lecture hall to accommodate educational presentations and host industry and regulatory workshops.

Dunn-Edwards has been reorganizing its laboratories to center around three teams: research, product development and quality assurance. The new facility aims to help those three teams collaborate better, the company said.