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Poland-Based Press Glass Expands Henry County, Virginia, Operations

Poland-Based Press Glass Inc., the largest independent glass fabricator in Europe, plans to expand operations at the Commonwealth Crossing Industrial Park in Henry County, Virginia. The $155.2 million project is expected to create 335 jobs.

The 360,000-square-foot addition to the company's existing facility will manufacture glass for the commercial construction industry.

“Our clients have trusted us and recognized the high quality of Press Glass products, so the expansion of the factory in Ridgeway is a natural step to increase the availability of our offerings and strengthen our position in the American market,” said Maciej Migalski, President, Press Glass Inc. “After the expansion, the Ridgeway plant will be one of the largest and most automated facilities processing architectural glass in the USA. At the same time, we will create new, valuable job opportunities.We express our gratitude to the local leadership for their invaluable support.”

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) worked with the Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation to secure the project.

The Governor’s office approved a $2 million grant from the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund to assist Henry County with the project. Funding and services to support the company’s employee training activities will be provided through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program.

“Southern Virginia’s workforce possesses the skills and work ethic to benefit manufacturers, and we are proud Press Glass continues to thrive and reinvest in its operation at Commonwealth Crossing Industrial Park,” noted Secretary of Commerce and Trade Caren Merrick. “With premier sites and a state-of-the-art training facility, Martinsville-Henry County has a recipe for success and continues to successfully compete for projects and diversify its economy.”

Headquartered in Konopiska, Poland, Press Glass has 15 factories in Europe and the U.S. The company processes glass for fabricators of windows and doors, facades and interior glass constructions.

“Press Glass’ decision to expand its manufacturing facility in Commonwealth Crossing speaks not only to the strength of Press Glass’ position in their industry but also to the decision local (elected) officials made 15 years ago to invest in a modern industrial park that would be attractive to growth companies like Press Glass,” added James McClain, Chair, Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation. “The EDC is grateful to Press Glass for their continued confidence and investment in Martinsville-Henry County.”

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