Cardinal Glass has completed an $8 million, 26,000 square foot expansion, which added 60 new jobs to the company’s existing workforce of 200.
The facility expansion project includes a new, state-of-the-art robotic seaming and cutting system. Cardinal, located in the Vinton Business Center, makes quality glass units for residential windows and doors. The project expands and modernizes the facility’s production space and office area as well as adding an employee break room and locker rooms.
“We are pleased to celebrate Cardinal Glass Industries continued growth in Roanoke County,” said Jason Peters, Vinton District Supervisor on the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors. “Cardinal is an innovative, advanced manufacturer that provides high-quality employment opportunities for our citizens. We are grateful for their ongoing investments in Roanoke County.”
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership is supporting the project and job creation through its Virginia Jobs Investment Program (VJIP). VJIP provides consultative services and funding to companies creating new jobs or experiencing technological change to support employee training activities. As a business incentive supporting economic development, VJIP reduces the human resource costs of new and expanding companies. VJIP is state-funded, demonstrating Virginia’s commitment to enhancing job opportunities for its citizens.
Cardinal Glass Industries is a management-owned S-Corporation leading the industry in the development of residential glass for windows and doors. The company has grown to more than 7,000 employees that are located at 37 manufacturing locations across the United States.
Cardinal Glass opened in Vinton in 2004. The Roanoke Regional Partnership was involved in the location of the company at that time.