A notice of the first round of layoffs at the Pittsburgh Glass Works plant in East Deer has been filed with the state Department of Labor and Industry.
The company will lay off 61 people effective March 18. This will be the first phase of the plant’s closing.
The automotive glass factory employs about 200 workers.
Pittsburgh Glass Works is a division of Mexico-based Vitro. The East Deer plant, known as the Creighton Plant, is one of the company’s eight automotive glass manufacturing plants in the United States.
“This is a partial shutdown now, and the full closure is in June,” said Jennifer Eck, director of human resources with Pittsburgh Glass Works.
The company announced in November that it would be closing the plant due to a “combination of difficult realities,” including aging