PPG upgrade its fiber glass plant in US, invests $20 million

PPG to upgrade its fiber glass plant in US, invests $20 million

4:37 AM, 5th August 2016
PPG to upgrade its fiber glass plant in US, invests $20 million

PITTSBURGH, US: PPG Industries Inc said that it is investing $20 million to upgrade its fiber glass manufacturing facility in Chester, South Carolina, US. 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 will enable PPG to offer our customers access to the best fiber glass manufacturing technology available today. 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,” said Ken Hale, PPG plant manager.

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