At Least 1 Injured in Explosion and Massive Fire at Sherwin-Williams Paint Factory Plant in Garland, Texas

Figure 1: Smoke and flames coming out of the Sherwin Williams paint factory. Photo credit:

Around 1:15 a.m. on August 7, 2023, officials reported an explosion and massive fire that broke out at a Sherwin-Williams paint manufacturing and processing plant. The explosion occurred at the company’s plant at 701 South Shiloh Road in the Dallas suburb of Garland, Texas.

At least one factory worker was injured and taken to the hospital in the explosion. Several residents approximately a mile away reported hearing the explosion. Additionally, police at the scene say they felt the blast from their station roughly a mile away.

The plant predominately manufactures industrial coatings and resins for Sherwin-Williams. According to the company, production at the site has been suspended, and an environmental assessment will be conducted when access to the site is granted.

The Garland Fire Department reported that the cause of the fire has yet to be determined, but the scene is being monitored due to chemicals in the factory.

As recently reported by the Coalition to Prevent Chemical Disasters, at least 25 chemical incidents have occurred in Texas so far this year, the most of any state in the U.S.

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