MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The shifting of part of Corning Consumer Products Co.'s Corelle line from a Pennsylvania plant to one at Inwood, W.Va., will help to stabilize the local work force, a company official said Monday.
Production employees at Inwood have been out of work since the plant closed its production lines before Thanksgiving. The plant is expected to be closed until after the first of the year, said Michael Gochenhour, president of the local union at Corning.
One employee who asked not to be named said the shutdown will last about six weeks.
The Inwood plant, which has about 350 employees, has closed before at this time of year for what company officials call an inventory adjustment. Corning Ware and the company's Vision line of cookware are the plant's main products.
On Monday, David T. Lanzillo, spokesman at Corning's headquarters in New York, said the company will cease production of its Pyroceram brand commercial tableware at its plant in Charleroi, Pa.