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February 11th, 2012

News on glass & refractory world

Published on February 11th, 2012 | By: P. Carlo Ratto
  • As part of the company´s continuing efforts to enhance flexibility and become more customer centric, Owens-Illinois Inc., announced plans to create an integrated supply chain operation and a new technology group that aligns the company´s engineering expertise with its R&D capabilities.
  • The board of the NSG Group has approved a program of actions designed to improve the profitability of the company. The measures are intended to protect the business in the short term and also to re-establish profit growth from fiscal year 2013 onwards.
  • Workers at the Bennu Glass plant have chiseled away tons hardened glass from the crippled melter of the wine bottle plant here, and a new furnace and 100 employees should be ready to restart the shuttered plant in July, company officials say.
  • The A.P. Green firebrick plant announced it would close its doors in Mexico (Missouri) on March 31, putting 80-110 workers out of a job. RHI Refractories, which owned the plant, was in deep debt of $1 billion caused by asbestos lawsuit claims.


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