Pilkington Adds Jobs to Make New Product

You already know Toledo is the Glass City, but now there will be more people making glass in Toledo than before.

Pilkington Incorporated has already added ten new jobs, and more could be coming if the company's fiery new product takes off.Today, Pilkington employees showed how durable and fireproof their glass really is, by taking a blowtorch to it.Here's how the glass works: First, the pane facing the flames breaks, but it stays in place. Then, the innerlayers foam up to form a thick shield blocking the heat of the blaze. "It blocks smoke. It has the integrity so you're gonna be able to contain the fire in a very good way," said Pilkington General Manager Bret Penrod.

Pilkington employees believe the glass will keep business booming, and bring more jobs to the area. "We have expanded to a great point, and there's still a lot of potential in this glass," said Richard Jankowski.

The fire resistant glass looks like regular glass except it's a lot thicker. The glass is available right now. It's been installed at a bank in Cleveland, a high school in Chicago, and even Sandra Bullock's home in New York.

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