Poland-based Press Glass is investing $155.2 million to expand its glass manufacturing site in Ridgeway, Virginia.
The company will build a 360,000-square-foot addition to its existing facility, creating 335 jobs. The new facility will produce architectural glass for the commercial construction industry.
The investment will expand Press Glass’ presence in the U.S., according to the release. The company entered the U.S. market when it acquired Stoneville, North Carolina-based Glass Dynamics and its plant in 2017. Press Glass made the Stoneville site its North America headquarters.
Gov. Glenn Youngkin also approved a $2 million grant from the state’s Development Opportunity Fund, a program that helps secure a company’s location or expansion in Virginia.
The Ridgeway plant began operations in 2020 and spans approximately 280,000 square feet, according to the Press Glass U.S. website.
“Our clients have trusted us and recognized the high quality of Press Glass products, so the expansion of the factory in Ridgeway is a natural step to increase the availability of our offerings and strengthen our position in the American market,” Maciej Migalski, the president of Press Glass, said in a statement.
The Stoneville site produces glass panes intended to be installed in fixed openings such as windows or doors as well as inside buildings and is located about 10 miles from the Ridgeway facility. The short distance forms an efficient link between the two factories as well as provides support as they service North America-based customers, according to the company website.
Press Glass began its operations in 1991 and has expanded its presence in Europe over the 30 years since its establishment. In addition to its facilities in the U.S., Press Glass has 13 other plants in Europe: five in Poland, six in the United Kingdom and one each in Lithuania and Croatia.