More good news has been released from Pilkington, with their announcement that they are to open a new energy-efficient coating facility at their current base in St Helens, worth £36 million. This new line will also create 50 brand new jobs.

This is further good news, following the re-opening of their production plant in St Helens last year, which created 130 jobs.

The new line will produce highly energy efficient glass which will be used in residential properties where the glass will be installed to reduce CO2 emissions and lower energy bills for home-owners.

The opening of this new line was helped after Pilkington was given £5 million by the new UK Regional Growth fund, and the new facility should be turning out the first sheets of glass by October 2012.

A report by the Liverpool Daily Post can be read here.