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PPG Restarts Fibre Glass Furnace in North Carolina

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 t of annual capacity at the plant. The Lexington plant has added 180 employees to support the furnace restart, some of which were recalled from layoffs. Pittsburgh-based PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, optical products, specialty materials, chemicals, glass and fibre glass. The company has more than 140 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates and operates in more than 60 countries. Sales in 2009 were USD 12,2 billion. (02/2010) www.ppg.com 


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