O-I Glass is stopping production at its Waco, Texas facility in mid-October, and officially closing its doors on December 1.

Around 300 total employees will have lost their jobs, including some laid off in February this year.

The Waco facility produces glass packaging for beer, spirits and non-alcoholic beverages and opened in 1944.

O-I said: "O-I continuously evaluates the long-term needs of the business and the viability of the assets at each manufacturing facility to best serve our critical customer base.

"As such, a decision has been made to close the Waco facility.

"O-I has met with our team members and union officials to communicate this decision and discuss transitional support available both through the company and through the State of Texas government agencies."