Owens Corning have announced that a new furnace at its glass reinforcements facility in Tlaxcala, Mexico has now been made operational.
Last year the company announced the decision to increase production capacity at the Tlaxcala facility to support both local and global requirements, the decision also aligns with the company business strategy to reposition assets to reduce manufacturing costs.
The Tlaxcala plant expansion will support increased manufacturing of Owens Corning’s corrosion resistant Advantex glass and will initially produce assembled roving and dry-use chopped strands. The new furnace more than doubles the existing production capacity at the facility.
Marcio Sandri, vice president and managing director for the company’s global glass reinforcements business said;
This investment enables us to further leverage our global presence and flexible supply chain to deliver quality product when and where our customers need it, we are excited to have the expansion of our Tlaxcala facility now operational, and supporting our current and future customers.