Cardinal will build a 200,000ft2 manufacturing facility in Buckeye, Ari, USA, where it will fabricate insulating glass for the southwest region.

It will be the company’s tenth standalone insulating glass division location and the parent company’s 37th manufacturing facility. Cardinal also produces float, coated, custom toughened and laminated glass.

“There’s been strong demand in the Southwest market for high quality insulating glass for quite some time,” says Cardinal IG plant manager Clayton Watson.

“We’ve had the U.S. pretty well covered other than this region. We’ve wanted a factory out here, and demand became so strong that it finally warranted we open one.”

Watson says the facility aims to hire approximately 100 employees by the time it is fully operational in the first quarter of 2017 and another 50 by 2019. He stated the majority of those hires will be local.