Glass manufacturer uses $230 million investment to open second Georgia facility 

Feb. 16, 2024
Operations at the new plant are expected to begin in 2025, and the facility will be able to produce over 350 million sustainable glass containers annually.

Arglass has announced plans to open a second furnace in Valdosta, Georgia. The company, which specializes in glass container manufacturing, secured a $230 million investment to build the new facility. Operations at the new plant are expected to begin in 2025, and the facility will be able to produce over 350 million sustainable glass containers annually. According to the company, the new facility will utilize AI-integrated real-time data monitoring, predictive modeling and fully automated closed-loop production and quality assurance systems. Arglass believes that these technological features will allow the plant to produce eight different glass container types simultaneously, resulting in improved flexibility and faster reactions to market demands. The plant will get its power from a hybrid gas, electric and hydrogen oxy-fuel furnace, with an additional five megawatts of power coming from solar power.

In a recent quote, Arglass Chairman and CEO José de Diego Arozamena said, “Our new furnace will aim to further establish Arglass as the most innovative, flexible and sustainable glass manufacturer in North America. Glass is already the most sustainable, recyclable and healthy packaging material, and the only packaging material classified as ‘generally recognized as safe’ by the FDA. I am incredibly proud to be leading the industry to new heights in sustainability.”



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