Firozabad is located in western Uttar Pradesh, 40 km from Agra, at the northern edge of the Deccan Plateau. It is a huge industrial base for glass manufacturing and provides employment to a lot of craftsmen in and around the city. Most of the units in the city run twenty-four hours. They use pot furnace, regenerative tank furnace or fully automatic furnace for making glassware. The first two use natural gas burners instead of coal and are made of firebricks. The product range includes bangles, bottles, plates, containers, bulb shells, toys, vases etc. These are made only on order. Half of the production of these industries is exported.