Valmiera Glass Group breaks news that is plans to add 425 jobs (GA)

DUBLIN, Ga. — Valmiera Glass Group, a Latvian-based fiberglass manufacturer, will expand its U.S.-based headquarters operation in Dublin. This project will create 425 jobs and generate an overall investment of $90 million through 2022.

“The expansion of Valmiera Glass Group is a strategic step that will provide customers with a broader range of products and shorter delivery times while creating jobs in Middle Georgia,” said Gov. Nathan Deal. “It further affirms that our thriving automotive and aerospace industries are gaining attention in the international marketplace. We look forward to continuing our partnership with Valmiera as it sets the stage for other companies in that region to locate to Georgia.”

Valmiera Glass Group is a global partner to industry sectors such as aerospace, oil and gas, automotive and a variety of others. The manufacturer offers a range of industry services including the production, processing and coating of textile fiberglass structures.

“The glass fiber industry and its related markets have developed increasingly fast over the last few years,” said Andre Schwiontek, head of Valmiera Glass Group and president of Valmiera Glass USA Corp. “Demand for glass fiber products has increased, while the company’s productive capacity hardly outlasts the required amounts. The expansion in the U.S. is a solution to this problem.”

In July of 2014, Valmiera Glass Group first announced a plan to hire 150 employees and invest $20 million into its first U.S.-based headquarters and manufacturing facility. The second phase of Valmiera Glass’ original growth plan has been accelerated by three years and represents the additional 425 jobs and $90 million investment. As a result of the expansion, Valmiera Glass Group will become the largest private sector employer in Laurens County.

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