PPG Industries will reportedly close its Burlington, Iowa plant in May, affecting the jobs of 29 employees.
The plant manufactures toughened flat glass as well as custom annealed glass for the architectural and solar markets.
The closure of the plant has been attributed to the loss of PPG’s Illinois plant last year, which supplied the Burlington plant with most of the raw glass it needed:
“The costs associated with supplying raw glass from other PPG locations do not make it possible to continue operations at Burlington,” the company stated.
It is expected that employees affected by the closure will be offered the opportunity to transfer to other PPG manufacturing plants in Pennsylvania and Texas.
Source: Washington Times