Pilkington expands in Canada

  

A provincial investment is helping create dozens of jobs at Pilkington’s manufacturing plant in Collingwood, Canada.

Pilkington Glass will receive $436,400 to add new lamination and assembly lines to its production facility. The expansion will create 58 jobs and help retain 237 positions.

"With this investment, Pilkington Glass will be able to grow its business and diversify its product design and manufacturing capabilities to meet future demand while creating jobs in Collingwood," said Barrie MPP Ann Hoggarth in a statement.

The manufacturer supplies Honda, Toyota, Chrysler, General Motors and Nissan with windshields.

“With this investment, we will make modifications to our facility and install new equipment to increase production and stay competitive," said Sandra Vancise, a controller for Pilkington, in a statement.

The overall cost of the expansion is more than $4 million. Work is expected to be completed by 2019.


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