Pittsburgh Glass Works to Establish a Joint Venture and Build New Auto Glass Manufacturing Facility in China


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PITTSBURGH--Jan. 27, 2014: Pittsburgh Glass Works (PGW) LLC, a world-leading supplier of automotive glass, and joint venture partner Jinjing, China, will build a new, state-of-the-art automotive glass manufacturing facility utilizing existing float glass capacity in Zibo, China to serve automotive OEM customers in China. The site is located in Shandong Province near Jinan, which is a high-technology manufacturing center offering an educated workforce, easy transportation access, and closeness to customers.

The new manufacturing facility, along with embedded product development and customer support center, will extend PGW's global reach for its innovative product and process technologies in order to serve the needs of global car producers in the important China market. Groundbreaking is planned for mid-February 2014, with production expected to begin in mid-2015.

When fully operational, the new facility will have capacity for two-million car-sets and employ in excess of 350 workers.

About Pittsburgh Glass Works

Pittsburgh Glass Works (PGW) manufactures and distributes automotive OEM windshields, rear and side windows, sunroofs and assemblies for auto and truck manufacturers worldwide, and manufactures and distributes automotive replacement glass for the automotive aftermarket in North America. Additionally, PGW provides claims management services for its insurance company customers through LYNX Services, glass management software and internet services through GTS, and e-business solutions through GLAXIS.

Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, PGW maintains automotive float glass, glass fabrication and assembly, and JIT sequencing capability in nine (9) factories at Berea, Kentucky; Creighton, Meadville and Tipton in Pennsylvania; Crestline, Ohio; Evansville, Indiana; Elkin, North Carolina; Evart, Michigan; and Środa Śląska, Poland; and a joint venture facility in Tepeji del Rio, Mexico. PGW's operates a global Automotive Technical Center in Rochester Hills, Michigan and a sales and product development center in Ettlingen, Germany. PGW distributes automotive replacement glass from a Master Distribution Center in Chillicothe, Ohio and 109 Branch operations in the U.S. and Canada. LYNX and GTS maintain customer call centers in Ft. Meyers, Florida and Paducah, Kentucky and a software development center in Portland, Oregon.

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