Pilkington to Lay off 57 Employees
Pilkington North America of Toledo, Ohio, will lay off 57 employees at its plant in Ottawa, Ill., according to the State of Illinois Monthly Warn Activity Listing for the month of April.
 
The layoffs will begin on June 2 and end on September 1, according to the report. The company has attributed the layoffs to the “poor economy” in its filing with the state.
 
Pilkington officials provided the following written statement:
 
“The decision has been taken in the light of the continuing difficult market environment in the glass industry and resulting drop in product volumes in North America. This drop in demand and reduction of future orders has resulted in insufficient work to maintain the Ottawa Plant workforce at its current level.” 
 
The Ottawa facility includes one of the company’s six North American float lines. 
 
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