EveryWare Global’s Monaca, PA facility, which was partially reopened on June 2, was temporarily closed for planned maintenance over the July 4th holiday weekend. The company has announced that the Monaca facility has not been reopened following the planned maintenance shut down, and no decision has been made with regard to timing for resuming production.
This news follows on the company reporting that its hourly Monaca, PA employees voted down revisions to a labor agreement intended to reduce operating costs at EveryWare.
The company also provided an update on its Lancaster, OH manufacturing plant. On July 8 there was a minor molten glass leak in the throat of its Tank 1 glass furnace at this facility. According to the company, the leak was contained quickly and no injuries were reported. Repairs have been initiated on the damaged tank, and the company expects Tank 1 to be back up and running in the next week, with minimal related costs.
Additionally, the company has begun the process of re-starting its Tank 3 furnace, also at its Lancaster facility. The company expects Tank 3 to be up and running within a week.