Launched in 2018, Diamond Vogel’s Building on Success initiative marked another milestone with the opening of a new Innovation Center on its Orange City, Iowa, campus. The Innovation Center adds 36,000 square feet of state-of-the-art laboratory and office space, allowing up to 60 research and development scientists to collaborate on improvements and advancements to Diamond Vogel’s extensive line of paints and coatings.
A ribbon cutting ceremony took place this week to celebrate the completion of the center. Diamond Vogel employees and community members joined the celebration and took tours of the new facility.
“Our company’s first research lab was no bigger than a closet,” says Drew Vogel, chairman of the board. “Now with the Innovation Center, we have a cutting-edge facility able to support our research and development team in Orange City. We are thankful to have a facility that measures up to the people working in it.”
“The Innovation Center provides our technical staff with the space and resources to develop innovative and relevant products to meet our customers’ needs and requirements,” says Jeff Powell, president and CEO. “Continued innovation is a requirement for Diamond Vogel’s long-term sustainability and success.”