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ORANGE CITY, Iowa | A state board on Friday awarded Vogel Paint $2.4 million in state tax incentives to help finance a $24 million expansion of its Orange City campus that will create up to 154 new jobs.

It's the second major expansion in three years for the four-generation, family business, which sells paint under the brands Diamond Vogel, Old Master and Vogel Industrial Coatings.

The company, founded in 1926, employs more than 250 in the Sioux County seat, reaching peak employment during the summer months. All told, Vogel Paint employs nearly 800 people in a 14-state region.

The latest expansion calls for expanding its sprawling campus on Orange City's southern edge. Vogel Paint plans to construct a new maintenance facility and research development center and renovate its powder coating plant, according to state documents. The project will allow Vogel to continue to service existing customers and compete in the growing markets.

Construction is expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2019, with the final phase anticipated for completion in the second quarter of 2023. 

The Iowa Economic Development Authority Board, at its monthly meeting Friday in Des Moines, awarded the company investment tax credits totaling of $1.69 million and a refund of  sales, use and service tax for building materials of $724,071. 

The city of Orange City also plans to provide tax-increment financing with an estimated value of $1.7 million over 10 years.

In 2016, Vogel Paint embarked on a $30 million project that included construction of a a 91,000-square feet to its Peridium Powder Coatings production facility, more than doubling its capacity. The expansion called for increasing the number of from 10 to 25 over time, with the added production expected to create 49 more jobs.

The IEDA awarded $972,500 in tax incentives for that expansion.

The company began powder coating in 1998 and five years later built its powder coating plant, which measures 67,000 square feet. Six years ago, the firm completed a warehouse expansion of 13,500 square feet.

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