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United Plate Glass Chooses Lincoln County

Thursday, October 5, 2006

United Plate Glass Company, Inc. announced today that it will open a new facility in the Lincoln County Industrial Park. The company will build and equip a 40,000 square foot facility valued at $4.5 million and initially hire 12 employees.

United Plate Glass is headquartered in Butler, Pennsylvania about one hour north of Pittsburgh. They are a glass fabricator and distributor currently serving Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and New York. The Lincolnton facility will allow them to expand into the southeast.

The Lincoln Economic Development Association worked with the Charlotte Regional Partnership to bring this project to Lincoln County. “Projects like this continue to prove that the Charlotte USA is a great location for companies that manufacture and distribute construction and building materials, which is an industry that the Charlotte Regional Partnership will continue to target,” according to Kenny McDonald, Sr. Vice President of the Charlotte Regional Partnership.

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners continued its support of economic development and helped solidify this decision by passing an incentive grant request earlier this month. The company will receive approximately $77,317 in incentives, which will be paid out in equal installments over a five year period.

Jr. Howard, Chairman of LEDA, said, “When we recently announced the 100 acre expansion of the Lincoln County Industrial Park, we thought it would take five years to sell all of the land. We are not even done with the new road to this area and half of the land is already gone.”

United Plate Glass will join Sabo USA, a Brazilian manufacturer of automotive parts and the distribution center for Room & Board, a high fashion furniture retailer, in the expanded area of the park.

“This is the first glass fabricator in Lincoln County; adding to our diversified industrial base,” stated Barry Matherly, executive director of the Lincoln Economic Development Association. Edifice Inc. will construct the new facility.

 

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