AGC Announces Laying of Cornerstone at First Glass Manufacturing Facility in Brazil
The facility in Guaratinguetá, which is scheduled to begin operations starting in 2013, will manufacture architectural and automotive glass. By 2016, the facility is expected to have a workforce of approximately 500 people most of who will be hired locally. By then, the production capacity is expected to reach 220000 t/a of construction glass. The facility is also expected to produce automotive glass for 500000 vehicles per year also by 2016. AGC President and CEO Kazuhiko Ishimura, who led the cornerstone-laying ceremony, delivered a speech before an audience of over 400 people including São Paulo State Secretary of Metropolitan Development Edson Aparecido, federal and state government representatives and Japanese government authorities (5/2012).