Press Glass will build its $43.5 million second plant at the Commonwealth Crossing Business Centre in southern Virginia.

The subsidiary of Press Glass Group has started preparatory works towards obtaining a building permit for its second plant in the US.

It will specialise in the production of glass for public and commercial buildings. The plant will gradually increase its performance and offered range, before eventually providing a full range of products.

Once it has been built, the glassworks will have two float glass production lines and its capacity will amount to almost 2,000 tonnes per day.

The plant will be built on 17.5 hectares at the industrial park at the boarders of Virginia and North Carolina. Its expected workforce is to be about 200 people. The location is only a few kilometres away from Stoneville, where Press Glass Group’s first plant in the US and Press Glass, Inc.’s head office is.

It is expected that the building work will begin towards the end of 2018. The estimated time of the plant commissioning is at the end of 2019. The investment will be supported by American grants.

The decision to build the plant was made by the authorities of Virginia and Henry County, in cooperation with Martinsville Henry County Economic Development Corporation.