The Stratford facility will establish a secure Canadian source of float glass with capacity capable of meeting the demands of the Canadian market. Roughly 70% of the float glass capacity and 80% of the energy saving glass capacity manufactured in Stratford will be used to meet market demand in Ontario, Quebec and the Maritime Provinces, eliminating the current 100% reliance on glass importation for Canadian markets.
Xinyi is exploring logistics alternatives, such as intermodal trains, to transport glass to the prairie provinces. These provinces are also currently 100% reliant on imported glass. The remaining glass volume will be exported to the USA and/or Europe.