Fremont glass plant to add 75 jobs after expansion

A glass manufacturer plans to add 75 workers to a northeastern Indiana plant after a $7.45 million expansion project.

Cardinal Glass Industries is adding a fourth insulating glass line to the factory, which it opened 1997 and now employs 250 people, company officials said.The new line will allow Cardinal to increase its production of glass sold to companies such as Andersen and Pella for residential windows, plant manager Jim DeVaney said Tuesday during a factory tour.The expansion, scheduled for completion in October, will add 91,000 square feet to the plant and is the second by Minneapolis-based Cardinal at the factory some 40 miles north of Fort Wayne.A project last year added 45,000 square feet to the building, which had 135,000 square feet when it first opened.

Company officials said workers would be hired for the new jobs over the next three years.

Gary Nielander, executive director of the Steuben County Economic Development Corp., said a 10-year tax abatement approved by the Fremont Town Council that will save Cardinal up to $300,000 helped secure the expansion.

600450 Fremont glass plant to add 75 jobs after expansion
Date: 29 April 2005

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