100 Jobs Returning To Church Hill Glass Plant

AGC Glass Company said demand for automotive glass in increasing, which will help it offer new jobs to those previously laid off.

CHURCH HILL, Tenn. (AP) — AGC Glass Company North America will restart an idled production line at its Church Hill plant, bringing back 100 jobs.

In an announcement Monday, company President and CEO Mark Ishiko said the G1 float line will manufacture automotive glass as demand is increasing. The line will also make architectural glass of high quality, according to the Kingsport Times-News (http://bit.ly/xoVvRc).

AGC shut down the line in 2008 and laid off about 250 people then.

The company said it hopes to offer the new jobs in Church Hill to employees who were laid off in the recent shutdown of the company's K1 production line at the Blue Ridge Plant in Kingsport.

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