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Glass manufacturer expands in Wisconsin

Post Time:Sep 02,2009Classify:Industry NewsView:406

Cardinal Glass Industries will receive a $500,000 loan to help finance an upgrade to the company's photovoltaic glass production facility in Portage.

Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle announced the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act loan Tuesday at the opening of the Cardinal Solar Technologies facility in Mazomanie, a 180,000-square-foot plant that will grind, drill and temper two types of glass for use in photovoltaic solar panels. Another 80,000-square-foot section is planned as part of a second phase of construction.

At full capacity, the Mazomanie plant will produce 64 million square feet of tempered glass annually, Doyle said. The plant employs 54 workers but once it reaches full production, the plant has the potential to add an additional 60 to 70 employees.

“Wisconsin is poised to become a leader in the development and manufacture of renewable energy products,” Doyle said in a press release. “Cardinal Solar Technologies is not only creating highly skilled ‘green’ jobs, it is also contributing significantly to America’s energy independence.”

Cardinal Glass Industries is an Eden Prairie, Minn.-based glass manufacturer that has its solar technologies business based in Wisconsin.

Source: bizjournalsAuthor: shangyi

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