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Owens-Illinois: layoffs at Erie, Pennsylvania plant

Glass-container maker Owens-Illinois Inc. expects to lay off about 60 to 80 employees at its Erie, Pennsylvania, (northeast USA) plant as it reduces specialty product lines.
In a press release 8 Dece…

Glass-container maker Owens-Illinois Inc. expects to lay off about 60 to 80 employees at its Erie, Pennsylvania, (northeast USA) plant as it reduces specialty product lines. In a press release 8 December 2003, the company said it planned to change its manufacturing strategy at the Erie plant to focus on closure molding in order to handle the rising demand for these products. Owens-Illinois said that in March 2003 it will transfer part of the specialty product lines business to a plant in the southwest USA.

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