Layoffs likely at AGC Glass

A Kingsport plant is planning to shut down part of its operations, and some workers could be laid off as a result.

We spoke with the AGC Glass attorney who told us one of the furnaces in their Kingsport plant is due for repair. But with the demand low for solar glass and cheap imports from China, the company isn't going to repair it at this time.

There are around 100 people working in that part of the plant. AGC says layoffs are likely, but they are unsure of how many people it will affect.

City leaders say the plant will continue to remain an important part of the city's industry.

"We do know they were looking at some pretty sizable investments we feel pretty comfortable will go forward at some point here in the Kingsport line as in the Hawkins County plant," said city representative Tim Whaley.

Source: WCYB