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Glass making to stop six weeks before planned


December 15, 2008
By MARIA CANTON

Dec. 15, 2008 – Owen Sound's glass making plant will cease operations Monday, six weeks sooner than was originally planned.  PPG managers had announced to employees that the plant would
stop making glass on Jan. 31, but decided this week to push that
deadline forward.

"Given how the markets have deteriorate and things continue to get
even worse, decisions were made in the last day or so to accelerate our
closure and the shutdown will begin Monday," plant manager Tom Closs
said Friday.

"Everyone is very shocked and very somber. When it [the plant's
closing] was announced in September, everybody was thinking that March
would be the end, but that was never an official statement."

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