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Cloverdale Paint Opens New Research & Development Facility In Surrey, BC

Cloverdale Paint Inc, Canada’s largest Canadian owned and operated paint and coatings manufacturer is proud to announce the opening of a new Coatings Research & Development Laboratory in Surrey, B.C.

The new research facility is charged with the development of new liquid coating technologies for the company. Its main emphasis will be in waterborne and low Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) technologies.  The 7,200 square foot addition to the existing solvent-based and OEM product development laboratory will provide the necessary space for research chemists to conduct development work.

Cloverdale Paint’s state-of-the-art, environmentally-friendly facility, significantly increases the size and capabilities of the existing laboratory. The new space includes a unique application laboratory in which chemists, sales and marketing staff, along with customers, can experience and provide feedback on existing and new coatings technologies.

This new space provides a safe environment and well-designed work stations, along with separate raw material storage areas and a scale-up mixing room. The new expansion also allows for improved office space and meeting room capabilities. 

Tom Snider, Vice President of Research & Development at Cloverdale Paint states, “This creative environment for chemists, technicians and specialists will foster the development of innovative products well into the future.”
About Cloverdale Paint Inc.  

Cloverdale Paint is the largest family-owned coatings companies in Canada and one of the largest in North America. Directly, and through subsidiary companies in Calgary, Alberta (Fargo Paint Inc.) and Portland, Oregon (Rodda Paint Company), operates manufacturing plants in Surrey, Calgary, Winnipeg, Mississauga and Portland.  Distribution of architectural and industrial coatings and related products is through 127 corporate branches and over 120 Independent Dealers throughout Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest of the United States.   

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