Consultant seeks money from troubled glass company

A consultant says the L.E. Smith Glass Company owes him 14-thousand dollars.Independent contractor Forrest Kastner has filed a lawsuit against the company, which is one of the few remaining handmade glass factories in the United States.

The lawsuit filed in a Westmoreland County says the company failed to pay Kastner between September of 2002 and August of 2003.The plant is idle now for the company's annual summer shutdown.But attempts to find a buyer have been unsuccessful.The most recent attempt to sell the glassmaker failed earlier this month, after a New Jersey businessman, was unable to complete the purchase.

600450 Consultant seeks money from troubled glass company
Date: 23 July 2004

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