Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc. filed a WARN with the Oregon Office of Workforce Development on October 29, 2019. The notice informs of a layoff that will impact 93 workers.
According to the WARN, the company will discontinue utilization of one Portland, Oregon furnace. That furnace is located at 9710 Northeast Glass Plant Road in Portland. The employee separations are expected to begin on or during the 14-day period beginning on December 30, 2019.
The company warns that the idling of the furnace will be of indefinite duration. It cannot predict if or when the furnace will resume operations. The entire facility is not being closed. Some of the workers are represented by unions. These workers are represented by GMP or USW.
The union represented workers may have access to bumping rights. Non-unionized workers will not. The full WARN can be found here.