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New technology to bring 70 local jobs

Libbey Glass is expected to create 70 new jobs at its Shreveport facility.
Libbey Glass is expected to create 70 new jobs at its Shreveport facility.

Tuesday morning Libbey officials announced that the company will invest $20 million at the manufacturing site bringing new technology and a new research and development component to its operations.

The new glassmaking technology will create 70 new direct jobs, averaging more than $38,000 per year plus benefits.

Louisiana Economic Development officials also estimate an additional 75 new indirect jobs in the community will result, for a total of more than 140 new jobs. 

Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover said, "Libbey Glass is one of our best corporate citizens, and I know the jobs being created as a result of this announcement will be a great boost not only to the prospective employees but to their families as well."

Libbey will also retain more than 500 existing jobs in Shreveport.



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