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AkzoNobel Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for Paints Plant in the U.K.

5:18 AM MDT | June 21, 2012 | Sotirios Frantzanas

AkzoNobel says construction of a previously announced £100-million ($157 million) decorative paints manufacturing plant will start at a new site at Ashington, U.K. after a groundbreaking ceremony today. AkzoNobel's new facility will triple the manufacturing capability of the company's U.K. decorative paints business, based in northeastern England.   The company's move to Ashington reinforces its commitment to ensuring that some of its most recognizable brands continue to be manufactured in the U.K., with a particular focus on the northeast of...

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