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A Pittsburgh Glass Works facility in Creighton, Pennsylvania, recently acquired by Mexican manufacturer Vitro will close in 2018, the company confirmed today.

Officials concluded it would require extensive upgrades to produce the cutting-edge technology that carmakers are seeking for windshields, mirrors and other components. Its customers portfolio includes Ford and GM, among others.

The Creighton plant is the oldest of several facilities that are part of an automotive glass division Vitro acquired last year from PPG Industries. The factory currently employs 193 workers.

The plant will shut down one manufacturing line in January, transferring production of existing orders to Evansville, Indiana. A second production line will be shut down in June.


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