$1.9M tempered glass plant holds formal launch in Louisiana


SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Officials say a $1.9 million safety glass plant in Louisiana expects to have 50 employees when it fills all of its jobs. The Tomakk Glass Partners plant opened in Shreveport in February, but held its formal launch on Wednesday. President and partner Clay Hargett of Shreveport said Wednesday that 30 of the jobs have been filled. He says Wednesday’s announcement was delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The company makes tempered glass, frameless shower enclosures and insulated windows to supply glass contractors, glass installation businesses, window and shower door manufacturers, and millwork companies.