Pilkington to lay off about 60 employees at Ottawa float glass plant

Glass Magazine
May 3, 2012
COMMERCIAL, RETAIL, FABRICATION : BUSINESS, FLOAT GLASS NEWS

 Pilkington North America Inc. will lay off approximately 60 employees at its Ottawa, Ill., float glass plant, beginning June 2, 2012.

"The decision has been taken in light of the continuing difficult market environment in the glass industry and resulting drop in product volumes in North America," said Pilkington officials, in a release. "This drop in demand and reduction of future orders has resulted in insufficient work to maintain the Ottawa plant workforce at its current level."