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Cook Applauds $2.5 Million Grant to Rebuild Furnace at Pyrex Glassware Manufacturing Facility in Charleroi
CHARLEROI — Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) announced today 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.

At that point, the furnace will be rebuilt with new materials and will incorporate the following state-of-the-art technology upgrades: updated furnace controls; redesigned glass refining section of the furnace and its connection to the glass delivery channels in order to improve glass quality and maintenance capabilities; the latest glass delivery channels and control systems for improved energy and operational efficiency; and installation of furnace overcoat capability to allow for the extension of the furnace life and improved capital efficiencies.

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49th Legislative District
Representative Bud Cook
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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