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PPG Industries To Close Burlington Plant

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — A Burlington glass manufacturer has told employees the plant will close its doors May 1, leaving the eastern Iowa city with about 30 fewer jobs. The Burlington Hawk Eye reports that the PPG Industries plant announced the impending closure on Friday. Employees were told of the plan Thursday. The 29 employees affected will be given an opportunity to transfer to PPG manufacturing plants in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and Wichita Falls, Texas. The Burlington plant, which began operations in 1988 in the former Trane building, manufactures tempered flat glass and custom, cutsize annealed glass for the residential, solar and appliance markets. Continue Reading →

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Protestors Distrupt Iowa Ag Summit

Earlier in the morning, a small group of protesters armed with a bullhorn gathered across the street from the event hall. PETA protesters dressed as pigs mingled with activists unhappy about the influence of money in politics, but most of the protesters were Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement members. (more…) Continue Reading →

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