Gerresheimer Glass closes Millville plant

Gerresheimer Glass has closed its Millville plant as part of a company-wide consolidation of its manufacturing across North America.

Its Millville glass plant, which was founded by T.C. Wheaton Glass Co. in the 1800s, made an array of glass products and pharmaceutical bottles.

In January, more than 100 employees working in the largest area of the factory were laid off. “It’s been with great honor and professionalism that we terminate this plant,” said Norman Angel, vice president of U.S. operations for Gerresheimer Glass. “The people have been wonderful. I can’t say enough. We’ve been very productive and (have had) high-end production right to the end.”

The state is providing rapid response services for all employees.

Gerresheimer will continue to operate six moulded glass plants worldwide. Its manufacturing in North America will be done in Chicago. The company also has glass plants in India, Germany and Belgium.