Pittsburgh Glass Works to Reopen Evart, Mich., Facility Due to Increased Auto Glass Demand
March 1, 2011

Pittsburgh Glass Works LLC (PGW) has announced that the company will reopen its facility in Evart, Mich., as a result of an increased demand for auto glass products. PGW had discontinued operations at the facility in 2009 "due to excess capacity which was not expected to improve in the foreseeable future," according to a accompany statement.

PGW is preparing to initiate new operations at the Evart facility immediately and expects to begin production prior to the end of the third-quarter of this year. The Evart plant will produce tempered sidelites for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

PGW spokesperson Robert McCullough advised glassBYTEs.com™/AGRR magazine that the re-opening of the plant was spurred by "a general increase in the automotive market." McCullough said the plant should employ around 50 to 60.

Around the same time as the Evart plant was closed, the company also had closed its Hawkesbury, Ontario, facility. When asked whether he could comment on that plant's future, McCullough advised "not at this time."

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