PGW to Close Plant in Hawkesbury, Ontario
May 8, 2009
Pittsburgh Glass Works (PGW) announced this afternoon that it will close
its auto glass fabrication facility in Hawkesbury, Ontario, during the
first quarter of 2010. The company cites the continued decline of North
American automotive manufacturing and "the unprecedented and radical
restructuring of the automotive industry" as the reason for the closure.
The company previously announced closure of two fabrication facilities
and two satellite assembly facilities (CLICK
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"We regret that the decision to close our Hawkesbury fabrication
facility adversely affects the lives of many of our trusted associates
and their families," says Jim Wiggins, president and chief executive
officer of PGW. "We are responding to fundamental change in the global
automotive OEM business that requires suppliers to adjust production and
capacity downward to match the significant demand reductions coming from
our customers. We are convinced that the steps we are taking are necessary
to ensure the long-term viability of our business and to prepare the company
for the challenges immediately ahead."
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