PPG to Upgrade South Carolina Fiber Glass Plant
PPG recently announced that it is investing $20 million to upgrade its fiber glass manufacturing facility in Chester, S.C.
PPG recently announced that it is investing $20 million to upgrade its fiber glass manufacturing facility in Chester, S.C. The facility, which employs 150 people, manufactures direct-draw fiber glass products used in filament winding, pultrusion, long-fiber thermoplastics and wind energy applications. The investment will cover repairs to the production furnace, the finished goods packing operation and much of the facility’s support infrastructure. The project is expected to be completed later this year.
“This investment in our Chester facility will enable PPG to offer our customers access to the best fiber glass manufacturing technology available today,” said Ken Hale, plant manager. “With these new state-of-the-art resources, we can produce the highest-quality fiber glass materials while improving the energy efficiency of the furnace. We remain committed to being the supplier of choice to fill our customers’ fiber glass needs.”
For more information, visit www.ppgfiberglass.com.