Nippon Electric Glass

Global Manufacturer Adopts Regional Advantages

When Nippon Electric Glass acquired PPG’s glass fiber operations in 2017, it also gained a prominent place in Cleveland County’s advanced manufacturing ecosystem.

In 2016, the international producer of specialty glass products with manufacturing facilities in Asia and Europe established its largest U.S. operations in Shelby. The company creates materials for the automotive, transportation, information technology, healthcare, infrastructure and home industries. In addition to manufacturing, Nippon Electric Glass has research and development and administrative operations in Shelby.

Companies like Nippon Electric Glass are well served by Cleveland County’s nexus of trained workforce, accessible air, road, rail and port logistics, and competitively-priced utilities. Two major research facilities and industry-focused training at Cleveland Community College help cultivate a cadre of workers and professionals.

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