Trainor Glass Company Announces Closures, Consolidation
March 11, 2011

Chicago-based Trainor Glass Co. says it is consolidating several core business units and plant production to match the projected marketplace and is closing a number of locations. Its Illinois headquarters office has relocated to new space in downtown Chicago. The Alsip, Ill., building, which also included a plant, is up for sale and will be consolidated into other locales over a period of time. A number of employees were given lay-off notices this week as well.

According to a statement issued by the company this afternoon, the Champaign, Ill., and South Bend, Ind., facilities also are being "consolidated."

The Las Vegas and Casper, Wyo., operations are being scaled back and will be handled out of the Phoenix and Denver offices respectively. Those facilities are "still doing active business-just consolidating operational costs to reflect current marketplace conditions," said the statement.

Trainor says these four locations (Champaign, South Bend, Las Vegas and Casper) represent less than 2 percent of Trainor's total business.

These are proactive moves intended to better position the company's products and offerings, and it still has more than 400,000 square feet of strategically located plants that remain in full production mode with solid backlogs, said the statement.

Stay tuned to™ for further details as they emerge.

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