Saint Gobain Desjonquères (SGD), an international glass products manufacturer supplying the perfume and pharmaceutical industries, will add a fourth production line and 35 jobs to its plant in Covington, Ga. The investment is valued at $4.2 million.
The Covington facility is part of Saint-Gobain, one of the top 100 industrial companies in the world. It is the company’s only perfume bottle manufacturing site in North America.
The SGD Covington facility produces glass perfume bottles and decanters for Mary Kay, L'Oreal and Chanel. Its 330,000 square foot plant was built in 1999 and employs 350. The expansion, which the company expects to be operational in August 2008, will increase production capacity to serve markets globally. SGD has a sister plant in Sparta, Ga., where the perfume bottles made in Covington are decorated.
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