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70 laid off from Kingsport glass plant

By Tarah Taylor
Published On: Nov 07 2012 10:51:25 AM CST
KINGSPORT, Tenn. -

A least 70 people will lose their jobs in Kingsport -- AGC Flat Glass's Blue Ridge facility is closing Wednesday.

In a news release Wednesday morning, company officials blamed the economy, slow demand and strong imports of solar glass.

They also stated they were working relocate as many workers as possible to sites in Church Hill, Abingdon and other locations across the nation.

The corporate services office on Lincoln Street will not be affected.