Anchor Hocking to expand W. Pa. glassware factory

MONACA, Pa. (AP) — A glassware company plans to expand its western Pennsylvania plant so it can make a new line of canning jars for Wal-Mart.

The Beaver County Times (http://bit.ly/1ggO32C ) reports EveryWare Global Inc. plans to spend $1.8 million to expand its Anchor Hocking plant in Monaca. That's about 25 miles northwest of Pittsburgh.

The expansion will enable the plant to create the Mainstays jars.

The company says the expansion is fueled by Wal-Mart's recent promise to buy $50 billion worth of U.S. manufactured goods in the next decade.

Anchor Hocking was founded in 1905 and has been selling products to Wal-Mart for 25 years. The company has about 1,800 employees in the United States and plans to add more to the western Pennsylvania plant, but didn't say how many.

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Information from: Beaver County Times, http://www.timesonline.com/