Libbey Glass LLC (“Libbey”), one of the world’s largest glass tableware manufacturers, recently announced a commitment to maintain its operations, along with its existing corporate headquarters, in Toledo.
The company will expand production in Toledo with an additional stemware line, bringing security to the facility. With the assistance from JobsOhio, Libbey plans to invest nearly $30 million over the next four years to maintain the plant and move the production line to the Glass City.
“We are excited to maintain and build upon our presence here in Toledo through greater investment,” said Jim Burmeister, COO, Libbey. “Over the course of more than 130 years, the Toledo region has supported our business and helped us flourish. This is a great opportunity for us to show our appreciation to the regional community by positioning our company for even more growth.”
Libbey currently has 930 employees located between its north Toledo manufacturing facility and its downtown corporate headquarters. The company operates five plants across the world.
“Libbey glass tableware is respected and admired worldwide, and we are proud it will continue to call Ohio home after more than 130 years in Toledo,” said J.P. Nauseef, JobsOhio president and CEO. “Along with our partners at the Regional Growth Partnership, we appreciate the collaboration with Libbey to bring an additional production line to Toledo while maintaining this iconic brand’s presence here in Ohio.”