AGC Glass Co. North America has officially restarted the G1 float glass line at its Greenland manufacturing plant in Hawkins County, Tennessee.
The G1 line will serve both the architectural and automotive markets, producing high quality clear and tinted float glass, according to the company.
AGC has installed equipment for environmental controls, improving the air emissions from the manufacturing line to meet more stringent standards and enhance the overall air quality in the region, officials state.
An additional 100 jobs have been created as a result of restarting the line.
The G1 line will operate continually for 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. A continuous glass ribbon coming from the line each day will stretch more than 13 miles long.
AGC Glass Co. North America currently operates four float tanks in three locations: two float lines in Greenland, Tennessee; one line in Richmond, Kentucky; and one line in Spring Hill, Kansas.