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 HERE for related story).

"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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