Pictured l-r: Jim Stein, VP Government Relations, SCHOTT; Duryea, PA Mayor Keith Moss; Linda Mayer, President & CEO, SCHOTT; PA State Senator John P. Blake; Representative Lou Barletta; Dr. Heather Rayle, VP & GM, SCHOTT; Dr. Eric Urruti, Director of R
June 9, 2011 (DURYEA, Pa.) – SCHOTT North America, Inc. (SCHOTT) hosted U.S. Representative Lou Barletta (R-Hazleton) and other local leaders and elected officials at its Duryea manufacturing facility on Thursday to showcase the capabilities and research facilities of the glass manufacturer and discuss with the Congressman continued employment growth in the region. The Duryea facility opened in 1969 and manufactures a complete line of SCHOTT optical glass, filter glass, laser glass and ZERODUR® glass-ceramic.
“I’m very impressed with what I saw today at the SCHOTT facility in Duryea,” Congressman Barletta said. “SCHOTT has been an integral part of Northeastern Pennsylvania for many years, and they are a tremendous addition to our local economy. I’m very proud of the work that’s done here at SCHOTT, and that’s a credit to the quality of the local workforce.”
“We’re proud to highlight the high-tech jobs SCHOTT has been creating in the region for the past four decades,” said Linda S. Mayer, President & CEO, SCHOTT North America, Inc. “Duryea has been an important facility for the production of high-quality glass and glass ceramic products for defense, government and industry and we’re fortunate to have an advocate for area workforce development in Congressman Barletta.”
Rep. Barletta was joined on a facility tour by State Sen. John Blake, State Rep. Mike Carroll and Duryea Mayor Keith Moss. In addition to viewing optical glass production, the tour visited the research and development area, where materials scientists and engineers work to advance the glass industry.
Among other projects, SCHOTT in Duryea works closely with the University of Scranton in a joint effort to develop and refine specialty glasses for use in high-power laser facilities. In addition, Duryea has been instrumental in developing many unique products, including contrast enhancement filters for aircraft displays and laser glass for high energy and integrated optics applications.