PGW reportedly closing Evansville facility

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT)- Workers at Pittsburgh Glass Works (PGW) in Evansville say they were told the company is permanently closing the Evansville plant in meetings Friday morning.

The closure would affect roughly 350 jobs. Eyewitness News has reached out to PGW for a comment and has not received one. This is a developing story and will be updated once information becomes available.

The plant’s owners, Vitro Automotive, says the downturn from the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the US auto market made it “impossible” for the company to complete the turnaround plan at the plant launched in 2019 and return it to profitability.

Employees will start being “separated from employment” starting around July 31 before the plant closes completely around the end of the calendar year.

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(This story was originally published on May 29, 2020)

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