AGC Closes Poma Glass Plant in Boardman, Idling 57

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Poma Glass and Specialty Windows Inc. is permanently closing its operation here at 65 McClurg Road, which does business as AGC Residential Fabrication.

In filing a WARN Notice with the Ohio Office of Workforce Development, Michael Antonucci, president of Poma Glass, said “approximately 57 employees” will lose their jobs beginning July 25.

The workers are not represented by a union. The largest job classification is production associate, of which there are 35.

Poma Boardman is one of seven plants operated by AGC Glass North America, based in Alpharetta, Ga. Antonucci also is president of the parent company.

The plant here specialized in fabricating residential windows and doors, according to the company’s website.

In a statement posted March 17, Antonucci said, “AGC has conducted an assessment of the coronavirus’ impact on our business and supply chain and at this time anticipates no material impact on AGC’s supply chain or in continuing to provide high quality products and services to our customers. We believe that our in-house manufacturing, protocols, and the supply of North America sourced raw goods are robust.”

It’s not clear how many – if any – AGC plants outside Ohio are also closing.

AGC Glass North America provides flat glass for architectural, interior, residential and industrial applications. The company describes itself as one of the largest manufacturers of glass and glass-related products in North America, employing more than 4,300 in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

It is the U.S. operating unit of the AGC Group, based in Japan, which employs more than 50,000 in 30 countries.

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