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Paragon Tempered Glass Expands Paulding County, Ohio, Operations

Specialty fabricator Paragon Tempered Glass plans to expand its operations in Paulding County, Ohio. The $15 million project is expected to create 12 jobs.

The investment will include adding 46,000-square-feet of manufacturing space to support a new glass processing line featuring drilling, cutting and edging equipment as well as a tempering furnace.

"We have a loyal, dedicated group of employees with a strong work ethic. Absolutely workforce was a key decision. They are craftsmen, and I’d put their work up against anyone. Understanding the work ethic of this region, we know we’ll be successful in finding the right people,” said Dan Wright, President & CEO, Paragon Tempered Glass.

Paragon Tempered Glass makes thousands of different glass parts for hundreds of customers across dozens of industries including truck and RV, off-road vehicles, agricultural tractor cabs, and refrigeration for retail grocery stores.

“We and our partners at the RGP welcome Paragon Tempered Glass’ continued confidence in its Antwerp workforce, which has strengthened Northwest Ohio’s position as a glass manufacturing and fabricating powerhouse. This investment will bring new jobs and cutting-edge equipment to improve efficiencies for Paragon’s diversifying customer base,” J.P. Nauseef, President & CEO, JobsOhio noted.

“An expansion investment of this magnitude in the county helps solidify a bright and continued manufacturing future,” added Tim Copsey, director, Paulding County Economic Development. “Paulding County is a world-class supplier in many industries and that includes safety tempered glass.”

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