Safelite Glass Corp. has shut down third-shift operations at its Enfield, N.C., windshield manufacturing plant, affecting approximately 61 of the company’s 277 employees at the plant.
The company expects its windshield production to be reduced from one million units to 800,000 annually. The third shift ceased operations in late December.
“However, we are looking forward to new initiatives on the horizon that we believe will keep the manufacturing plant relevant in today’s replacement windshield market,” says Melina Metzger, Safelite’s public relations manager.
“Safelite provided a severance package to impacted employees and has been working with several outreach organizations to provide training, including the dislocated worker program and the employment security commission, so they may find employment as quickly as possible,” Metzger says.
The company has also encouraged these employees to apply for other positions within the Safelite Group, she adds.