MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A new fiberglass plant scheduled to begin manufacturing on June 22 is hiring up to 150 production workers.
The Martinsburg plant will be the fourth for Guardian Fiberglass, a company based in Albion, Mich., which produces building insulation products. It is a subsidiary of Guardian Industries Corp., that also makes float glass and vehicle glass and exterior trims for the automotive industry.
The Martinsburg plant will produce only fiberglass insulation, said plant manager Dwayne Johnson.
The plant is accepting applications for production workers, support staff and maintenance workers this month. Johnson said the starting wage for production workers will be between $8.65 and $9.90 per hour.
"We should be competitive with the area," Johnson said.
Guardian bought the 700,000-square-foot former AT&T warehouse in 1997 and spent $30 million renovating the building. The plant is on about 200 acres adjacent to Interstate 81 and Tabler Station Road south of Martinsburg.