Vehicle Glass Factory To Close

One hundred and 30 Lower Hutt workers will lose their jobs with the closure of the Pilkington automotive glass factory. The Engineering Printing and Manufacturing Union describes it as a blow to the workers and the region.

Union spokesman Steve Milne says it means the end of the automotive industry which has powered the Hutt Valley for decades.

The British-based Pilkington Group says the factory will close in September.

It is understood the Pilkington manufacturing plant in Mt Wellington in Auckland will not be affected by the closure.

600450 Vehicle Glass Factory To Close glassonweb.com
Date: 2 May 2003
Source: Xtramsn

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