Ceramic Industry

PPG Opens Auto Glass Satellite Facility In Mexico

November 27, 2000
PPG Industries has begun operations at an automotive glass assembly facility in Saltillo, Mexico, for attaching hardware to windshields and sequencing side windows to supply General Motors' (GM) nearby Ramos Arizpe automotive assembly plant. PPG's satellite facility has 40 employees and is the company's tenth just-in-time customer based assembly operation for automotive original equipment glass. PPG also operates automotive coatings service centers in Saltillo for GM and DaimlerChrysler. "We established the facility to meet GM's local supply needs for the new Pontiac Aztek," said Mark Fanelli, director of production for automotive OEM glass. "We were up and running in a short time, and have the flexibility to adapt to GM's future requirements."

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