Cardinal Glass Selects Roanoke County Site

Cardinal Glass Industries, which failed in its attempt to move to Frederick County in 1998, has chosen Roanoke County for a $23.9 million plant.

Gov. Mark R. Warner announced that the Minnesota-based glass manufacturer had chosen the new facility in the Vinton Business Center in Roanoke County for its first Virginia operation.

The Vinton location helped Virginia beat out North Carolina for the project.

The 220,000-square-foot plant will manufacture insulating glass. It will create 200 new jobs during the first 30 months of operation.

“I am pleased to make this announcement and welcome Cardinal Glass to the commonwealth of Virginia,” Warner said in a news release. “This significant investment is great news for Roanoke County’s economy. I applaud the partnership efforts of the state, region, county, and town economic development professionals for making these 200 new jobs a reality.”

Cardinal Glass President and CEO Roger O’Shaughnessy also said he was pleased about the opportunity to move to set up a plant in Virginia.

“It will allow us to be closer to our customers,” O’Shaughnessy said in the same press release. “It has been through strong partnerships with our customers and close relationships with local communities that Cardinal has become the leader in the residential glass market.

600450 Cardinal Glass Selects Roanoke County Site
Date: 3 October 2003

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