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03-06-2015, Duryea, PA

SCHOTT Duryea Gives Thanks to First Responders and the Community

Several Departments to Restart Operations Next Week Already
SCHOTT North America, Inc. would like to thank all first responders, firefighters, paramedics, and the Duryea Community for their support during the fire that broke out at the Company’s premises on Tuesday evening of this week. Departments from Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties were on the scene within minutes and stayed for several hours in frigid temperatures until the fire was fully extinguished. They were supported by many neighbors and local community volunteers who provided food and warming tents.

The Chairman of the Board of Management of the SCHOTT Group, Dr. Frank Heinricht, and the Plant Manager, Michael Brown, expressed their gratitude: “We are glad that everybody is safe. The fire companies have done a tremendous job in containing the fire and keeping it from spreading. We are very grateful for their dedication and heroism in dealing with the situation and also for the great support shown to us by the local community.”

SCHOTT is diligently working to bring the Duryea plant back to operations as soon as possible. First shipments are going out to customers today. Information Systems are back in operation. The general clean-up is underway. “A task force is working on a recovery plan. It is too early to estimate the cost or give a date when the reconstruction will be finished,” Brown said. The Company will provide updates as information becomes available.
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Gregory FCA on behalf of SCHOTT
Mike Lizun
Phone: 610-642-1435
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SCHOTT North America, Inc.
Amy J. Acri
400 York Avenue
18642-2036 Duryea
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