NSG/Pilkington to Reopen Ottawa Plant This Month

Glass Magazine
December 1, 2017
COMMERCIAL, RETAIL, FABRICATION : FLOAT GLASS NEWS

NSG Group/Pilkington’s Ottawa, Illinois float glass plant is scheduled to reopen in December 2017, according to company officials. A tornado damaged the plant in February, and the plant’s furnace started cold repair in May.

“The Pilkington North America Ottawa plant is in the final stages of repairing the damages caused by the February 2017 tornado, which included replacing the damaged roof and walls, significant investments in equipment, and other work,” says Richard Altman, regional director, Architectural Glass North America, Pilkington North America Inc. “Because of the extended downtime, the decision was made to move forward on a full furnace rebuild. Once all repairs are finished, it is still projected the plant will restore production in December. A real positive is that we have been able to keep our employees working throughout the process.”