Business & Merchant
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 October 2018 11:20
Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) recently announced that a $2.5 million grant from the Redevelopment Capital Assistance Program (RCAP) has been awarded to Corelle Brands LLC, formerly known as World Kitchen LLC, to modernize its world-renown Pyrex brand glassware manufacturing facility located in Charleroi, Washington County.
“This grant and this modernization project are specifically aimed at jumpstarting economic growth and job creation throughout the Mon Valley,” Cook said. “I am even more pleased to see that the Commonwealth is working together with local elected officials to ensure that this world-class facility remains in the 49th Legislative District for years to come. I hopeful that the completion of this project will empower more local workers to obtain family-sustaining jobs with quality benefits.”
According to Corelle’s grant application, the $2.5 million will be used to replace the existing glass tank in operation at the facility which has reached the end of its useful life and must be rebuilt. The scope of this project entails the draining of the existing melting furnace and removing of the existing refractory brick lining.
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