ALPHARETTA, Ga., Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AGC Glass Company North America, a leading manufacturer of glass and glass-related products, announces the company has officially restarted the G1 float glass line located at its Greenland manufacturing plant in Hawkins County, Tennessee. An official ceremony was conducted yesterday at the facility that included company, local and state officials.
The G1 line will serve both architectural and automotive markets; producing both high quality clear and tinted float glass. AGC has installed new state-of-the-art equipment for environmental controls, improving the air emissions from this manufacturing line to meet more stringent standards and enhance the overall air quality in the region. An additional 100 jobs have been created as a result of restarting this line.
Mark Ishiko, President and CEO of AGC Glass Company North America, stated "the restarted production line marks another important step in our efforts to strengthen the company's operations in North America. AGC is committed and fully intends to succeed here."
The G1 line will operate continually for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. A continuous glass ribbon coming from the line each day will stretch over 13 miles (22 km) long.
AGC Glass Company North America has 4 float tanks in 3 locations:
Greenland, TN: 2 float lines
Richmond, KY: 1 float line
Spring Hill, KS: 1 float line
About AGC Glass Company North America
Founded in 1956 and headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, AGC Glass Company North America is one of the largest flat glass manufacturers in North America and part of Japan-based Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. A fully integrated supplier, AGC Glass Company North America has 3,600 employees in three major business units: Building, Automotive and Solar.
Beyond Glass is a philosophy that glass is more than just a product to manage light and energy – it's an opportunity to make building automobiles and solar products more energy efficient, environmentally friendly, safer and more visually appealing; it's an opportunity to demonstrate AGC as a proven global partner who provides solutions through a worldwide network of technical knowledge and innovation – for a better future with glass. To learn more, visit www.us.agc.com.
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