FINDLAY, Ohio and NUREMBERG, Germany, August 25 /PRNewswire/ -- FLABEG, global leader in high-tech glass and mirror applications, is to establish production capacity for high-precision parabolic mirrors which are used to help generate electricity at large-scale solar power plants. The new 209,000-square-foot manufacturing facility will be build in the Clinton Commerce Park near Pittsburgh International Airport. Pennsylvania's Gov. Ed Rendell delivered a US$9 million grant to help pay for the US$30 million project. The company expects to generate as many as 300 jobs in the facility. It will be the company's first US facility of this type. FLABEG's other facility in Brackenridge, Pennsylvania, manufactures mirror glass for automobiles.
The company expects to begin construction in October, open in the spring and be in production by October 2009. First deliveries are scheduled for November 2009. The factory will have a capacity of up to 1 million parabolic curved mirrors annually. It already has orders for 700,000 mirrors. Until today FLABEG has supplied worldwide around 4,7 Mio. high-precision curved solar mirrors to the market.
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