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USA: Pennsylvania glassworks may not see next 100 years

Despite nearly 100 years in business, the future of a Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania glassworks appears less than certain.
Martin Noonan, president of L.E. Smith Glass Co., said the company has been fo…

Despite nearly 100 years in business, the future of a Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania glassworks appears less than certain. Martin Noonan, president of L.E. Smith Glass Co., said the company has been for sale for some time, although closure was not imminent. “The company“s been having tough financial times,” Noonan said. “We do have a potential buyer. It“s early in the process.” The company has been in difficulties for several years because of the downturn in the economy and rising prices for natural gas. It began laying off workers in 2003. The company was founded in 1907 by Lewis E. Smith.

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