Latvian fiber glass company opens factory in US

On 11 April 2018, Latvia's fiberglass company Valmieras stikla šķiedra (Valmiera Glass) opened its second factory in Dublin, Georgia, USA.

Greeted as the largest-ever Latvian investment in the US, the opening was held with the participation of Economics Minister Arvils Ašeradens, Ambassador of Latvia to the USA Andris Teikmanis, Mayor of Valmiera Jānis Baiks, as well as high-ranking officials of the State of Georgia and owners of the company, Valmiera Glass told the press. 

The first Valmiera Glass plant opened in the same area in 2015. At the first stage, $20 million were invested and 150 jobs created; the second stage, along with expansion, provides for creating 425 additional jobs and investing another $90 million by 2022.

Coincidentally, the Latvian Consulate in Georgia was also officially opened last week

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