PPG Industries’ fiber glass business recently announced that
it has restarted a furnace at its facility in Shelby, N.C.
The restart supports market demand, specifically in the area of automotive,
wind energy, and oil and gas pipe applications.
“The market is demanding energy efficiency and new
solutions,” said Greg Terchick, PPG global marketing manager, direct draw.
“Customers are looking for ways to save on energy costs, whether through
renewable and traditional energy or by making cars lighter and more fuel
Restarting the furnace will increase current annual capacity
by about 17,000 metric tons. An additional 34 employees will support the
restart, some of whom were recalled from layoffs.
For more information, visit www.ppg.com