Fri., December 23, 2011 7:41am (EST)

Glass Plant Cutting Jobs
By Associated Press
Updated: 2 years ago

WARNER ROBINS  —  
Anchor Glass is shutting down one of its glass-making machines and laying off 10 percent of its Warner Robins workforce, about 40 people. (Photo Courtesy of <a href=http://www.flickr.com/photos/oberazzi/1308082134/>Oberazzi via Flickr</a>.)
Anchor Glass is shutting down one of its glass-making machines and laying off 10 percent of its Warner Robins workforce, about 40 people. (Photo Courtesy of Oberazzi via Flickr.)
Anchor Glass is planning to lay off about 40 workers at its plant in Warner Robins, affecting about 10 percent of the plant's workforce.

The Telegraph reports that manager Jerry Mills said the plant will idle one of its glass-making machines "to better align its manufacturing capacity with its customers' needs."

The company said it expects the machine to remain shut down all of next year.

Anchor Glass employs 443 people in Warner Robins, one of nine manufacturing facilities for the Tampa-based company. It employs about 2,900 people.