20 Dec 2012

Glass Production On Hold At Cowley Hill - St Helens

NSG Glass - Pilkington Cowley Hill St Helens
Nippon Sheet Glass (NSG) owners of Pilkington Glass have announced that they will suspend production at their Cowley Hill plant in St Helens for three months. The plant, one of two in St Helens produces float glass for the construction and automotive industry.

A company spokesman stated that the plant will be placed on hot hold and explained that this means that the furnace will be kept operational. Staff employed on the line will not be affected and will be given other duties. It is understood that the reason for the decision is that the company is holding too much stock at the plant and wish to reduce this by halting production for a short while.

The plant will be placed on hot hold for three months starting from January 3rd 2013 until April.

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