Tough Glass – staff warned jobs at risk

Employees at Tough Glass in Kilkeel, County Down, have been given the statutory 30 days“ notification, and have been told they could lose their jobs.
Management said the next step could mean closure…

Employees at Tough Glass in Kilkeel, County Down, have been given the statutory 30 days“ notification, and have been told they could lose their jobs. Management said the next step could mean closure of the company since the rise in oil prices and cheaper imports from Turkey and China had hit demand for the company“s glass products. He paid tribute to the workforce of 46 people but said the company had found itself “caught up in a set of circumstances beyond its control”. Tough Glass, which is a leading independent manufacturer of toughened safety glass in the UK and Ireland, closed in July 2008 with the loss of 60 jobs. It was then bought out of administration by its current owners, Glasgow-based Independent Glass Ltd.