Libbey Glass plans temporary layoffs in Shreveport

Libbey Glass Inc.'s plant in Shreveport will temporarily lay off part of its 1,100-member work force later this year while a furnace is repaired, the company says.The layoffs from late October through December are unlikely to total more than 100, but could be higher, said plant manager Bob Dunton.

An exact number will be determined later, he said.

Dunton said the laid-off workers will return once the furnace work is finished. During the layoff, they will be eligible for unemployment benefits and health benefits, he said.

Libbey Glass is currently lobbying Louisiana officials for 10 years of property tax breaks related to a potential $35 million expansion. Company officials have said the expansion will create no new permanent jobs as the project now stands.

600450 Libbey Glass plans temporary layoffs in Shreveport
Date: 30 August 2004

See more news about:

Others also read

The glass sector has the increasingly widespread requirement of having an unlimited catalogue of parametric shapes and creating new ones in a simple way without being an expert in the field.
Shoaib Akhtar is going to be back on Indian TV screens. He is going to be featured in the new TV ad campaign for Asahi Glass.
Glass Confusion is starting the New Year with Beginning Fused Glass group classes. The three-week course will be held Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and again from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Worldwide glass-substrate capacity is expected to continue to grow more than 40% each quarter through 2005, as a result of capacity expansion by existing glass-substrate suppliers and new companies joining the market, according to DisplaySearch.
Western Pennsylvania’s once-thriving glassmaking industry is dwindling, as did the domestic steel industry and for many of the same reasons: competition and cost.
Architects Robert and Esteve Terradas of Barcelona describe the city’s newly-renovated and expanded (45,000 m2) Science Museum (completed September 2004) as "a living museum that will set new standards in terms of transparency - a very modern construction that will enable the plants and animals inside to really live and breathe." The project was made possible by the use of an innovative grade of DuPont™ SentryGlas© Plus™ structural interlayer that is "UV-breathable, on the flat roof of an Amazonian rainforest exhibit".The UV-breathable 938 m2 laminated glass roof is rectangular in shape.

Add new comment