Pilkington North America will invest more than $86 million in Laurinburg.

Float glass manufacturer Pilkington North America, Inc. (PNA) will invest $86.8 million in its operations in Scotland County, North Carolina, USA.

The project includes the rebuild of one of its two float glass lines, expansion of existing coating capabilities, and other building and equipment improvements at the company’s float glass facility that will create 20 jobs in Laurinburg.

Governor Roy Cooper said: “Global manufacturers like PNA choose North Carolina time and time again.

“This decision proves that our state’s investments in workforce development and infrastructure continue to pay off, bringing us new jobs and investments.”

PNA is a part of the Tokyo-based NSG Group, one of the world’s leading suppliers of glass and glazing systems for the automotive, architectural, which includes solar, and creative technology business sectors.

The Laurinburg plant produces float glass for the architectural market.

The Scotland County project will improve and upgrade the current plant’s equipment and infrastructure, which will improve safety, capacity, and production speed.

“This year our Laurinburg plant will celebrate its 50th anniversary,” said Stephen Weidner, Head of Architectural Glass North America and Solar.

“This investment shows our ongoing commitment to our customers and the community. We appreciate the support received from the State on this project.”

Although wages for the new jobs will vary for each position, the average annual salary for the new positions is $58,825. Scotland County’s overall average annual wage is $42,644.