MGM Expanding Vinyl Paint Capabilities
With plans to invest $3 million and create 75 new jobs over the next three years, MGM Industries is expanding its vinyl paint capabilites. The vinyl window maker, which added an automated paint application line in 2009, plans to offer its own line of paints to manufacturers of all types of exterior vinyl and plastic products.
“We have positioned our company for the future by making a $1 million capital investment in painted vinyl windows and doors,” says Joe Gaskins, MGM vice president of sales. Now, the company will offer paints under the 'Uncle Omer's Premium Vinyl Paint' brand name, investing in additional technologies to offer custom colors which will be created within the manufacturing umbrella of MGM Industries.
The Hendersonville, Tenn.-based manufacturer has been working with a large paint supplier for several years, notes Abe Gaskins, MGM president. That company does not offer custom colors in the smaller batches needed by many companies. Therefore, MGM sees an opportunity to provide those custom colors to other companies within the window and door industry, and to producers of siding and other exterior products, he explains.
Additionally, Uncle Omer's brand paint will be available in gallon buckets at building supply dealers and specialty millwork houses for contractors to service homeowners who want to change the color of their vinyl windows and doors and vinyl siding.
Company officials joined with Bill Hagerty, commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, to this week to announce plans to add jobs in production, engineering and maintenance positions. “Congratulations to MGM Industries on their commitment to Sumner County,” Hagerty said. “The race for new jobs is now a global competition, and when an existing Tennessee company chooses to expand and grow in our state, it reaffirms we have the right strategies in place. Governor Haslam’s economic development plan for our state is working and yielding results.”