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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-03-09 09:05 AM
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PPG loses bid for World Trade Center
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Source: The Sentinel

A local manufacturing plant wont have its glass on the new One World Trade Center building after all.

Instead, the glass will be manufactured in China.

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No matter which way you slice it, it is going to be manufactured in China, Maurer said. Were shocked this would be awarded to a company outside of the United States.

He said PPG put hundreds of thousands of dollars into the project including upgrades to the South Middleton Township plant and had worked with the Port Authority, the architect and others to develop the glass for the project.

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Read more: http://www.cumberlink.com/articles/2009/04/02/news/loca...



The story also ran in The Patriot-News, but I couldn't find an on-line link (read it in print this morning). The language was different and actually included a statement by the NY Port Authority spokesman that they had no control over who got the contract.

This has me wondering - are they going to build it with crappy low-bid steel from China too?

This is just so wrong.

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