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Pittsburgh Glass Works Plans North Carolina Manufacturing Facility

Pittsburgh Glass Works LLC (PGW) recently announced it plans to establish a new North American manufacturing facility in Elkin, N.C. This decision is part of PGW’s strategic planning process and the result of continued increased demand for automotive glass products.

PGW has initiated the process to complete infrastructure improvements to an existing site that will be converted into a 416,000-sq-ft manufacturing facility located on approximately 58 acres in the community of Elkin, with a planned investment of more than $85 million. The facility is anticipated to initiate the hiring process in 2012 and will employ more than 260 associates when fully operational.

“The Elkin facility will be a state-of-the-art operation that enhances our current customer delivery, increases our manufacturing capacity and provides flexibility within our manufacturing operations,” said James D. Wiggins, chairman and CEO.

The Elkin facility will produce automotive glass products for OEMs and aftermarket organizations within the automotive industry.

For additional details, visit www.pgwglass.com.

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