80 jobs to be lost in cuts at Owens-Brockway

Date: 5 December 2003
Source: Wqad.com
One of the largest employers in the city of Streator plans to cut 80 jobs by the end of the year.Officials at Owens-Brockway Glass Containers say the cuts will leave the company with 220 employees in Streator.Owens is shutting down two production lines and one furnace.

It's part of the company's plans to streamline operations at its 24 manufacturing plants in North America.

Streator Mayor Ray Schmidt says he'll contact the company to see if the city can offer any incentives to avoid the layoffs. Schmidt retired from Owens in 2000 and says he didn't see the cuts coming.

The company says many of the laid-off employees will get severance packages. Plant personnel in Streator declined to comment.

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Date: 5 December 2003
Source: Wqad.com

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