Employees of a St. Francois County factory began getting the word a month or so ago that they would be losing their job soon. Piramal Glass in Park Hills will shutter their doors for good at the end of the day on March 31st. We asked Park Hills City Administrator Mark McFarland his thoughts about the old glass factory.
McFarland says a few employees will get to stay on longer than most, but not too much longer.
McFarland can’t help but think positive thoughts that something will ‘rise from the ashes’.
Piramal Glass manufactures and decorates glass bottles for specialty liquors, beauty products, pharmaceutical items and for food items. The company is headquartered in India. Besides the Park Hills factory, they have facilities in New Jersey and in Sri Lanka.