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03-13-2015, SCHOTT North America, Inc., Duryea, PA
SCHOTT Duryea on Its Way to Recovery
Just over a week after a fire hit SCHOTT Duryea, the company reestablished inspection, packaging, and shipping operations. Steady progress is being made in the recovery of materials, cleanup, and return to normal production operations.
The fire originally broke out in the warehouse, however, parts of production subsequently suffered from smoke and water damage. Efforts are underway to restore the plant. “Many customers and partners have expressed their confidence in SCHOTT, which has motivated us even more,” explained Plant Manager Michael Brown. “In the meantime, we are setting up a delivery schedule for each customer and product group. The first customer shipments left our facility last Friday, only two days after the fire was extinguished,” Brown said.
SCHOTT will provide further updates as information becomes available.
SCHOTT is a leading international technology group in the areas of specialty glass and glass-ceramics. The company has more than 130 years of outstanding development, materials, and technology expertise and offers a broad portfolio of high-quality products and intelligent solutions. SCHOTT is an innovative enabler for many industries, including the home appliance, pharmaceutical, electronics, optics, automotive, and aviation industries. SCHOTT strives to play an important part of everyone’s life and is committed to innovation and sustainable success. The group maintains a global presence with production sites and sales offices in 35 countries. With its workforce of approximately 15,400 employees, sales of $2.55 billion were generated in fiscal year 2013/2014. www.us.schott.com