A manufacturer that relocated a line from Kentucky to Vincennes says the move has added more than 100 jobs in the area. Tennessee-based SCHOTT Gemtron Corp. announced plans last year to double production at its Knox County refrigerator display glass operation. July 30, 2013
VINCENNES, Ind. – SCHOTT Gemtron Corporation recently completed the migration of its food display refrigeration glass production capabilities to Vincennes, Ind. in order to keep pace with growing demand for its display and freezer glass doors, door frames, shelving, and POLARIS LED lighting. Now up and running, the 400,000-square-foot facility doubles the division’s previous production capacity and has created 115 new jobs in Vincennes.
As part of the move, SCHOTT Gemtron invested in an automated insulated glass manufacturing line that will increase product reliability as well as accelerate and optimize production. This automated line can reduce cycle times by 80 percent, and increases the quality of the insulated glass units produced, exceeding Department of Energy performance criteria.
“Our new facility's higher capacity, faster output, and increased product reliability allow us to better meet current and future demand for display and freezer glass doors,” said Tim Dye, Business Manager and Director of Sales and Marketing for the food display business at SCHOTT Gemtron. “By doubling the size of our production facility and installing an automated insulated glass line, we’re not only increasing the speed of production, but are also further improving our ability to offer the highest quality glass displays and strengthening customer service.”
The facility is focused on the production of glass display doors, frames, shelving, and Polaris LED lighting for convenience stores, freezer doors and frames for case manufacturers that serve supermarkets, and retrofit doors for multideck cases in supermarkets.
For more information on SCHOTT Gemtron or food display glass, visit www.gemtronfooddisplay.com.
SCHOTT is an international technology group with more than 125 years of experience in the areas of specialty glasses and materials and advanced technologies. SCHOTT ranks number one in the world with many of its products. Its core markets are the household appliance, pharmaceuticals, electronics, optics, transportation and architecture industries. The company is strongly committed to contributing to its customers' success and making SCHOTT an important part of people's lives with high-quality products and intelligent solutions. SCHOTT is committed to managing its business in a sustainable manner and supporting its employees, society and the environment. The SCHOTT Group maintains close proximity to its customers with manufacturing and sales units in all major markets. Its workforce of around 16,000 employees generated worldwide sales of $2.6 billion (approximately 2.0 billion euros) for the 2011/2012 fiscal year.
Source: SCHOTT Gemtron Corporation