Paragon Tempered Glass Expands Ohio Facility
Paragon Tempered Glass will invest more than $15 million and create 12 new jobs at its Paulding County, Ohio, facility to better meet customer demand, according to an article by RGP Northwest Ohio. The investment in new machinery aims to allow the glass fabricator to improve efficiencies to remain competitive and position for additional growth.
Reasoning behind the expansion
Company President and CEO Dan Wright directly cited the workforce as a significant factor in the decision to expand at the Antwerp location. "We have a loyal, dedicated group of employees with a strong work ethic. Absolutely, the workforce was a key decision. They are craftsmen, and I’d put their work up against anyone. Understanding the work ethic of this region, we know we’ll be successful in finding the right people.”
The project will include adding 46,000 square feet of manufacturing space to support a new glass-processing line featuring drilling, cutting and edging equipment as well as a tempering furnace.
Wright also recognized the highway system as a benefit for distribution as well as the collaboration working with the economic development community, including Paulding County Economic Development, the Regional Growth Partnership and JobsOhio.
The expansion is expected to begin this spring with a groundbreaking event to commemorate the occasion.
“An expansion investment of this magnitude in the county helps solidify a bright and continued manufacturing future,” says Tim Copsey, director, Paulding County Economic Development. “Paulding County is a world-class supplier in many industries and that includes safety tempered glass.”