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Asahi Glass to Stop Auto Glass Production

Tokyo-based Asahi Glass announced it will shut its automobile glass manufacturing plant in Kitakyushu by the end of the year. Most of the 174 employees will be shifted to a different enterprise or offered early retirement. This is the first major company in the auto industry to completely shut down a plant in Kyushu since the onset of the economic downturn last autumn.

Published: Apr 23, 2009 / Last Updated: Apr 23, 2009

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