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PPG Industries’ fibre glass business has restarted a furnace at its facility in Lexington, N.C.
The furnace was restarted to support increased demand, particularly in the wind energy and filtration markets, and it is expected to restore about 21,000 metric tons of annual capacity at the plant.
“The restart of the second furnace at Lexington helps position PPG to support increasing demand for fibre glass as the economy returns,” said Kevin McDonald, PPG general manager, fibre glass reinforcements, Americas and Europe. “This action demonstrates PPG’s commitment to the fibre glass industry and to manufacturing products that meet customers’ needs in various markets.”
The Lexington plant has added 180 employees to support the furnace restart, some of which were recalled from layoffs.
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