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AGC to lay off 60-70 Kingsport workers

Sharon Hayes • Sep 26, 2012 at 11:45 AM

KINGSPORT — AGC Flat Glass is temporarily cutting roughly half its work force at its Blue Ridge Plant in Kingsport, affecting 60 to 70 people by the end of this week.

Mike Vigna, AGC vice president of general administration, said Tuesday the company is suspending production on its tempering line for an undetermined period. The plant manufactures glass for the solar industry.

“What we’re looking at is the demand for solar glass. We’re trying to determine what that’s going to be so that we can start up and run effectively again,” Vigna said.