If the firm´s bid is successful, employees at its 415-worker plant in South Middleton Township would fill the order.
The firm spent several hundred thousand dollars designing a glass product that would be used for the facade of the lower five floors of the 102-story building being erected in Lower Manhattan in New York, spokesman Jack Maurer said. He said a furnace at the South Middleton operation was modified to accommodate the unique product. The $3 billion, 2.6 million-square-foot tower is slated to open in 2012.
PPG, based in Pittsburgh, supplies coatings, glass, fiberglass and chemicals.