PPG Industries (PPG) has completed the sale of its Mount Zion glass manufacturing facility in Illinois.
The facility has been sold to automotive glass manufacturer Fuyao Glass America Inc for an undisclosed sum.
Fuyao plans to rebuild the facility’s two production lines so that they can manufacture automotive glass.
PPG will continue to operate the plant for up to one year, producing SUNGATE(R) coated glass and clear glass.
The sale of the Mount Zion facility ties in with the strategic initiative by PPG’s flat glass business to focus on its higher-technology, coated glass capabilities for residential and commercial construction applications.
PPG’s flat glass business manufactures high-performing coated glass, tinted and clear float glass primarily for the residential and commercial segments of the construction industry, as well as other specialty glass markets.
The Mount Zion facility was built in 1959 and converted for float glass production in 1978.