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PGW to Close Evart Plant (posted 1/27/09)

January 27, 2009
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Pittsburgh Glass Works, LLC (PGW) recently announced the closing of its Evart, Mich., facility because of the continuing decline in demand for auto glass brought about by the slump in the U.S. auto industry. The company is responding to excess capacity resulting from the decline that is not expected to improve in the foreseeable future. PGW announced the closing of its Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, glass fabrication plant and its Cambridge, Ontario, Canada, and Newark, Del., satellite assembly facilities in December 2008.

“The Evart employees are an excellent workforce, with a very good track record of quality, cooperative teamwork and productivity performance,” said Joseph Stas, chief operating officer. “The employees did everything that they could to make the plant viable. Unfortunately, the current severe industry downturn has resulted in an overcapacity situation that is not sustainable for the foreseeable future.”

The plant was purchased from Chrysler Corp in 1998 by PPG Industries, Inc. PGW purchased the auto glass business from PPG in September 2008. Parts currently produced at the Evart facility will be transferred to other PGW factories in North America by the end of March, and Evart plant operations will cease at that time.

Visit www.pgwglass.com for more information.


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