Pilkington To Create 130 Jobs As Global Demand Returns

Date: 29 July 2010
Source: Pilkington
PILKINGTON is to restart one of its St Helens float lines in a move that will create up to 130 jobs. The decision, announced to Pilkington staff today, was attributed to strong demand in South America.

It is the first sign of a recovery from the glassmaker, which has been badly hit by the global recession. Pilkington’s owner Nippon Sheet Glass (NSG) has cut 6,700 jobs across the world, including more than 200 in St Helens and Ormskirk as it reacted to massive falls in demand from housing and automotive sectors. Its Greengate site, in St Helens, has two float lines, UK5 and UK6.UK5 was refurbished in 2008 but has not yet been operational.
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