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PPG Restarts Glass Furnace in North Carolina

14 May 2010

PPG Industries has restarted a furnace at its facility in Shelby, N.C, to support market demand in automotive, wind energy, and oil and gas pipe applications.

“The market is demanding energy efficiency and new solutions,” according to 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 which were recalled from layoffs.





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