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'Ambidextrous' glassmaker AGC deftly juggles in pandemic slump

Japanese company both a powerful incumbent and a fierce innovator

A lightweight glass antenna developed by AGC: The company has branched out from automotive and architectural glass. (Photo courtesy of AGC)

TOKYO -- The contrast could not be starker. Dominant in its field, one company draws on its long track record to reap healthy profits. Hungry and willing to take chances, another company constantly seeks out and develops businesses in cutting-edge arenas.

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