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Asahi Glass Co. Ltd. (AGC) recently conducted a cornerstone-laying ceremony in Guaratinguetá, São Paulo State, Brazil, to commemorate the start of construction on its first manufacturing facility in the country.
The facility is scheduled to begin operations in 2013. It will manufacture architectural and automotive glass. By 2016, the facility is expected to employ approximately 500 people, most of whom will be hired locally. By then, the production capacity is expected to reach 220,000 tons of construction glass per year. The facility is also expected to produce automotive glass for 500,000 vehicles per year by 2016.
For more information, visit www.agc-group.com/en.