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AGC restarts its G1 float glass tank at Church Hill, TN plant with official Ribbon Pull Dedication Ceremony



 AGC restarts its G1 float glass tank at Church Hill, TN plant with official
                       Ribbon Pull Dedication Ceremony

PR Newswire

ALPHARETTA, Ga., Jan. 17, 2013

ALPHARETTA, Ga., Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AGC Glass Company North
America, a leading manufacturer of glass and glass-related products, announces
the company has officially restarted the G1 float glass line located at its
Greenland manufacturing plant in Hawkins County, Tennessee.  An official
ceremony was conducted yesterday at the facility that included company, local
and state officials.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130117/CG43944)

The G1 line will serve both architectural and automotive markets; producing
both high quality 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.  An additional 100 jobs have
been created as a result of restarting this line.

Mark Ishiko, President and CEO of AGC Glass Company North America, stated "the
restarted production line marks another important step in our efforts to
strengthen the company's operations in North America.  AGC is committed and
fully intends to succeed here."

The G1 line will operate continually for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365
days a year.  A continuous glass ribbon coming from the line each day will
stretch over 13 miles (22 km) long.
AGC Glass Company North America has 4 float tanks in 3 locations:

  Greenland, TN: 2 float lines
  Richmond, KY: 1 float line
  Spring Hill, KS: 1 float line

About AGC Glass Company North America
Founded in 1956 and headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, AGC Glass Company
North America is one of the largest flat glass manufacturers in North America
and part of Japan-based Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. A fully integrated supplier, AGC
Glass Company North America has 3,600 employees in three major business units:
Building, Automotive and Solar.

Beyond Glass is a philosophy that glass is more than just a product to manage
light and energy – it's an opportunity to make building automobiles and solar
products more energy efficient, environmentally friendly, safer and more
visually appealing; it's an opportunity to demonstrate AGC as a proven global
partner who provides solutions through a worldwide network of technical
knowledge and innovation – for a better future with glass.  To learn more,
visit www.us.agc.com.

For press release information or questions, contact:
Gene Cyranski
312-952-0181
genecyranski@me.com

SOURCE AGC Glass Company North America

Website: http://us.agc.com
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