FREMONT — Cardinal IG, in Fremont announced Nov. 19 a three-year, $12.5 million plant expansion, bringing 50 new hourly and salaried jobs to the Fremont plant.
A release said the expansion will provide for continued growth of the organization by creating additional glass fabrication capacity, and streamlining the existing plant with technology improvements.
“Cardinal IG has forged a strong relationship with the town of Fremont, since we began in operation here in 1998,” said Michael Connell, plant manager. “We are excited to announce these plans as it reinforces our commitment to the community, by continuing to operate a world class facility that fabricates highly advanced, green energy saving glass products for the window and door industry right here in Fremont.
“We at Cardinal IG thank the town of Fremont for their support over the last 20 years, and look forward to continued and shared success.”
Cardinal IG is the largest supplier of residential glass products in the world with 37 US plant locations. The Fremont location employs 330 people, and produces over 2.5 million insulating glass units annually.
In October 2018, the company announced plans to invest $4.75 million to expand the Fremont facility and add a fabrication line. The company built a new facility and planned to create 45 jobs by 2021. That project has been completed, Connell said.
In 2016, it received a 10-year tax abatement from the Fremont Town Council for a $3.8 million investment for an 18,000-square-foot expansion on the building’s north side to serve its maintenance and storage needs.