Ceramic Industry

PPG Restarts Fiber Glass Furnace in North Carolina

May 14, 2010

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 efficient.”

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.