- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 7, 2015

WELLSBORO, Pa. (AP) - Company officials say a century-old glass factory in northern Pennsylvania will close a year from now, affecting about 114 hourly and salaried employees.

The (Williamsport) Sun-Gazette (https://bit.ly/1Q8cez6 ) reports that Osram Sylvania Inc. has announced that the Wellsboro manufacturing plant will close as of September 2016.

The Danvers, Massachusetts-based firm said some employees are eligible to retire and others may apply for positions in other company locations.

The Tioga County plant produces glass and metal-base products used for making lighting products such as incandescent and reflector light bulbs. It also produces glass shells for the ornament industry and recycled glass for the fiberglass re-melt industry.

A company representative said the traditional market for the plant’s products has been declining, with the plant operating at less than 50 percent capacity recently.


Information from: Williamsport Sun-Gazette, https://www.sungazette.com

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