AGC Flat Glass idling West Virginia plant

timesnews.net
January 27, 2009
COMMERCIAL, AUTO, FABRICATION

AGC Flat Glass North America is halting production at its West Virginia glass factory, idling 180 of the plant’s 240 employees indefinitely due to slow business conditions.

Meanwhile, AGC’s top official says he’s hopeful about the future of the company’s Kingsport [Tenn.] and Church Hill [Tenn.] operations.

Contacted at corporate headquarters in Alpharetta, Ga., AGC Chief Executive Officer Brad Kitterman said the company plans to halt production at its Jerry Run Plant in Bridgeport, W.Va. The facility manufactures glass for the automotive industry.

“Since about mid-December things have dropped off significantly in terms of demand in a number of different sectors that we service, and the automotive has been one of the big contributors to that,” Kitterman said.

Mike Morris, manager at the West Virginia facility, said the plant’s production line has been placed on “hot hold,” according to a Jan. 27 timesnews.net report.

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