AGC Restarts Tennessee Float Line

January 16, 2013

Production has started once again at the G1 float glass line at AGC Glass Co. North America's Greenland, Tenn.-manufacturing plant. An official ceremony was conducted yesterday at the facility that included company, local and state officials.

The G1 line will serve both architectural and automotive markets; producing both clear and tinted float glass. AGC has installed new state-of-the-art equipment for environmental controls, improving the air emissions from this manufacturing line to meet more stringent standards and enhance the overall air quality in the region, the company reports. An additional 100 jobs have also been created as a result of restarting this line.

“The restarted production line marks another important step in our efforts to strengthen the company’s operations in North America," says Mark Ishiko, president and CEO of the AGC in North America. "AGC is committed and fully intends to succeed here.”

With the restart of the line, AGC now has four float tanks in three locations, including two in Greenland; one in Richmond, Ky.; and one in Spring Hill, Kan. Based in Alpharetta, Ga., AGC is part of Japan-based Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. With three major business units–Building, Automotive and Solar–the North American unit has 3,600 employees.

Ribbon-cutting ceremonies for the start up of production at AGC's G1 float glass line in
Greenland, Tenn.