Update: 10:25 a.m.
AGC Glass North America is permanently shutting down its Blue Ridge Plant in Kingsport.
Company officials notified employees on Wednesday that the plant will be closed. Most of the 70 employees were sent home, while a few remained to shut down the production furnace and sell the remaining inventory. The plant produced glass for the solar industry.
“We regret having to deliver this news to our employees and the Kingsport community,” said company spokesman Chris Correnti. “We have explored numerous avenues to continue operations but obstacles are just too great for us to overcome.”
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