IMPERIAL, Pa. (AP) -- A German company is opening its first solar mirror production facility in suburban Pittsburgh.
Pennsylvania has invested $9 million in the project, helping Flabeg choose Findlay, a town about 15 miles east of Pittsburgh, as the location for its new operation.
Flabeg already has a factory in Brackenridge, another Pittsburgh suburb, where 200 employees produce automotive mirror glass. That factory will remain active.
The new facility will produce mirrors used to generate solar energy and will create about 300 manufacturing jobs in an area hard-hit by the collapse of heavy industry. Flabeg is investing about $30 million in the project.