Logan Glass Technologies Establishes Logan, Ohio, Operations
The company will retrofit the Savant/GE Lighting plant with new machinery and equipment to produce glass cullet for its use and other companies making fiberglass filtration media, according to local officials.
“Superior Fibers is excited about this acquisition,” said Lauren U. Peaslee, Human Resources manager for Superior Fibers, LLC. “We started on Oct. 1, 2022 with 11 employees who have worked diligently to renovate the facility and we couldn’t thank them enough. Those 11 employees began producing cullet Nov. 30, 2022, and we have since added five employees.
JobsOhio supported the project with a $65,000 JobsOhio Economic Development Grant and Ohio Southeast Economic Development assisted the company with the grant process. In addition, The Hocking County Community Improvement Corporation worked with the company to identify training assistance.
“We are extremely pleased to have played a role in this project,” noted Mike Jacoby, OhioSE president. “I applaud Logan Glass Technologies and its parent company, Superior Fibers for the investment in Logan.We’re also appreciative of the assistance provided by JobsOhio. This project is another example of the importance of everyone working together to make great things happen in southeast Ohio.”
Logan Glass Technologies was formed in 2022 as a subsidiary of Superior Fibers. The Soda lime chiclet glass manufactured by the company has been designed to serve the glass industries including but not limited to fiberglass air filtration and high loft glass mat processing.
“When news of the glass plant closing began to circulate, the community collectively held its breath,” added Joy Davis, executive director of the Hocking County Community Improvement Corporation. “We've been through plant closures before. However, this time was much different. Representatives from Superior Fibers reached out to ask how they could get involved and potentially save the glass production facility. With assistance from JobsOhio and OhioSE and a strong desire by Superior Fibers, this project came to fruition, and glass is still being made in Logan, Ohio."
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