NSG Group, owner of Pilkington UK, has said that the Alexandra Works site on Borough Road, St Helens, is to close. The company anticipates it will cease manufacturing at the site by the end of December.
The decision to close the site was made due to it being no longer profitable, the closure could affect a total of 90 jobs in St Helens.
A spokesperson for NSG Group said, “Despite the extensive efforts of everyone involved to make our Pilkington Architectural – Alexandra Works site profitable, we have decided to cease manufacturing activities at this St Helens facility at the end of this year.
“We have informed those affected and will do everything possible in the coming months to assist them, either by finding opportunities elsewhere within NSG or by supporting those seeking employment elsewhere.
“We have already spoken with our union partners and will be working closely with them throughout this process.”