Lathrop glass plant to be shuttered

The 51-year-old Pilkington glass plant in Lathrop will cease production early next year, affecting about 115 workers, its corporate parent confirmed Tuesday.

In a news release, NSG Group officials cited the plant's near-term need for furnace repairs, as well as new pollution-control equipment to meet clean air standards."Unfortunately, the required investment is not economically feasible in light of the current market conditions," the statement said.Jim Gulbronson, president of the United Steelworkers union local representing plant employees, said workers received the company's "devastating news" on Monday.Read more http://www.recordnet.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20131113/A_BIZ/311130312The 51-year-old Pilkington glass plant in Lathrop will cease production early next year, affecting about 115 workers, its corporate parent confirmed Tuesday.   

In a news release, NSG Group officials cited the plant's near-term need for furnace repairs, as well as new pollution-control equipment to meet clean air standards.

"Unfortunately, the required investment is not economically feasible in light of the current market conditions," the statement said.

Jim Gulbronson, president of the United Steelworkers union local representing plant employees, said workers received the company's "devastating news" on Monday.

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