Officials confirm glass plant shutdown

Officials at Lancaster Colony, the parent company of Bartlett-Collins Glass, confirmed late Wednesday that a temporary shutdown of glass production operations at the Sapulpa facility will go into effect Dec. 16. and continue through Feb. 26, 2006.

Carroll Cottrill, consumer affairs manager for Lancaster Colony, said this morning that 458 employees work at the plant, and that the company has not determined how many employees will be temporarily laid off.Kevin Finn, plant manager, at Bartlett-Collins, said the shutdown was a result of soft market conditions and high inventories. He said the action was "necessary and unavoidable."

Some departments will not be affected, as their operations are considered necessary to the continuing operations of the plant.

Bartlett-Collins will continue to ship product during this period.

Preventive maintenance, training programs and equipment repairs will be done during this time as well.

For now, the company statement said it will use the next two weeks to notify affected employees.

John Gonzalez, president of Local 57 United Steelworkers of America was scheduled to meet with company officials Wednesday, but the meeting did not take place.

He said he will try to meet with them today to find out specific details on who will be affected.

600450 Officials confirm glass plant shutdown

See more news about:

Others also read

Emirates Glass, a Dubai Investment subsidiary, has won a major contract to supply 140,000 square meters of its premium glass to the prestigious development on the Palm Jumeirah, reaffirming its already established reputation as the single most prominent company in the entire regional glass industry.The deal was announced during the company's participation in the prestigious Big 5 show, the largest annual venue for the entire Middle-East glass contracting industry.
Isra Vision Systems AG supplier of machine vision systems, has successfully improved its market position in display glass inspection with a major order totalling 1.8 Mio Euro.
Packagers such as the UK's Rexam and private equity firms are set to vie for pump-sprayer business Calmar, which France's Saint-Gobain (SGOB.
Jain Scientific Glass Works, manufacturers of glassware for laboratories, is importing glass as raw material from China, which was much cheaper than the local product and abundantly available.
The National Lime & Stone Co. will discontinue production of calcined lime early next month at its Carey plant, the company CEO announced Thursday.
The following stocks are moving in Japanese markets today. Prices are as of 12:55 p.m. at the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Stock symbols are in parentheses after company names.

Add new comment