Breaking NewsAGC glass cuts 140 workers

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By Bob White


By BOB WHITE bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com   ELIZABETHTOWN – One of Hardin County’s largest private employers, AGC Automotive Americas, announced Thursday a 140-person work force reduction at its Elizabethtown plant. This is the auto-glass plant’s second mass job cut since November. The reduction places AGC’s total crew at about 350 – half the number employed there a year ago. Steve Robbins, human resource manager at AGC, said the cuts are in response to continued reductions and sales in automotive markets. “This was a difficult decision to make and we are aware of the impact this has on our employees and the community,” Robbins said.

AGC is offering a severance package to employees voluntarily ending their employment, Robbins said.

In January, the AGC flat-glass plant in Bridgeport, W.Va. cut its 240-person force by 75 percent.