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Press Glass to Expand in Virginia

Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin announced that Press Glass Inc., the largest independent glass fabricator in Europe, will invest $155.2 million to expand at the Commonwealth Crossing Industrial Park in Henry County, Virginia. The company will construct a 360,000-square-foot addition to its existing facility to expand its U.S. presence and manufacture glass for the commercial construction industry. The project will create 335 new jobs.

About the expansion

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with the Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation to secure the project. The Governor’s office approved a $2 million grant from the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund to assist Henry County with the project. Funding and services to support the company’s employee training activities will be provided through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program.

More on Press Glass

Headquartered in Konopiska, Poland, Press Glass was founded in 1991 and has 15 factories in Europe and the U.S. As the largest independent flat glass processing operation in Europe, the company processes glass for fabricators of windows and doors, facades, and interior glass constructions. The company opened its Henry County facility in 2020 and employs more than 300 individuals.

Corporate and legislative responses

“With this expansion, Press Glass will make the largest single capital investment by a business in Henry County’s history,” says Governor Youngkin. “The addition of 335 new jobs, more than doubling the company’s head count, helps this region continue its economic rebound and demonstrates the resurgence of manufacturing that is happening across the Commonwealth.”

“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,” says Maciej Migalski, president, Press Glass. “After the expansion, the Ridgeway plant will be one of the largest and most automated facilities processing architectural glass in the U.S. At the same time, we will create new, valuable job opportunities. We express our gratitude to the local leadership for their invaluable support.”