EveryWare closes 2 factories, furloughs workers

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Associated Press

Posted on May 16, 2014 at 1:02 PM

Updated Friday, May 16 at 1:10 PM

LANCASTER, Ohio (AP) — EveryWare Global Inc., the maker of Oneida plates, forks and spoons, says it is temporarily closing two factories and furloughing workers in order to save money.

The company says the factories will be shut for three to four weeks. A spokeswoman declined to say how many workers will be affected by the furloughs.

One of the factories, which is located in Lancaster, Ohio, employs 1,140 people. The other factory, in Monaca, Pennsylvania, employs 445.

The two facilities make dishes, glasses and cutlery for EveryWare's brands, which include Oneida and Anchor Hocking.

Shares of the Lancaster-based company are down 33 percent to 92 cents in afternoon trading Friday.

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