Oglebay Norton Co. recently announced that U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Joel B. Rosenthal of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware has confirmed the company's second amended joint plan of reorganization. The confirmation affirms that all reorganization requirements have been met under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and clears the way for Oglebay Norton to emerge from chapter 11 protection. The company said it anticipates emerging from chapter 11 by the end of December 2004 or early January 2005. The company and its wholly owned subsidiaries filed voluntary petitions for relief under chapter 11 on February 23, 2004.
The company's website is located at http://www.oglebaynorton.com.