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Business Booming at Durant's Cardinal Glass


Cardinal Glass in Durant says their business is booming. They currently employ about 300 people mostly from Durant, Sherman and Denison, and they're looking for more.

A slow down in the economy hasn't caused the Cardinal Glass plant in Durant to slow down. Each day the plant manufactures 600 tons of flat glass for windows.     

Plant manager Wayne McAtee says one of their national competitors, agc, has scaled back their production of glass, which has kept them afloat. Plus, they've increased business by manufacturing energy-friendly products.       

"Well, for glass there is a slow down with the housing market which affects the window market, but we are having a big boom is solar. Although we're seeing a decline in architectural sales, solars sales have increased now."

McAtee says they've seen a number of highly qualified candidates that had been layed off from the Michelin plant in Ardmore.

For more on job openings at Cardinal Glass call 580.924.2142.

Vanessa Bolano, KTEN News.