Anchor Glass is to close its Zanesville, Ohio mould fabrication plant, and its Streator, Illinois machine repair shop in the United States.

The Zanesville facility employs 69 people. Mould production is projected to cease by the end of November 2018. A mould engineering office will be maintained in the area.

The site manufactures molds for glass bottles that are distributed to the company’s six glass manufacturing plants.

The Zanesville plant primarily make moulds for Snapple, Pabst, Dr. Pepper, Captain Morgan and Ball jars.

The Streator facility employs 10 people. Operations are expected to cease before the end of the third quarter. Anchor will provide transition assistance for affected employees at both locations.

Anchor said the actions would allow it to focus its resources more closely on its core business of making high quality glass containers.