Monday, November 10, 2008

PPG Industries to Bring 120 New Green Jobs to Shelby, North Carolina - The Green Jobs Report

PPG Industries Fiber Glass Products Inc. plans to create 120 new green jobs in Shelby, North Carolina according to press release issued on November 7, 2007. The new jobs will pay an average wage of $32, 183 annually.

The company is expanding its Shelby operation producing fiberglass used in the manufacturing of wind turbine blades thanks to increased demand for its products.

The company will invest $20.5 million in the project, aided in part by a $300,000 grant from the One North Carolina Fund. The press release also cited the N.C. Department of Commerce, Cleveland County, Cleveland 20/20 Economic Development Partnership, City of Shelby, Gardner-Webb University and Cleveland Community College as contributing to the project.


The Green Jobs Report has been tracking the creation of new green jobs by the manufacturing sectors of the wind and solar power industries since October 24, 2008. 6,260 new green jobs have reported to date.


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