TribLIVE

| Business


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Academy Award maker plans layoffs in Chicago

Daily Photo Galleries

By The Associated Press
Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, 12:01 a.m.
 

The Chicago company that makes the familiar gold-plated Oscar statues is laying off almost 100 employees as it's bought by a Canadian firm. But some workers could be rehired.

R.S. Owens & Co. Inc. said this week in a notice to the Illinois Department of Commerce that it will lay off 95 workers on Dec. 17, when it is purchased by St. Regis Crystal of Canada. The business-data website Hoovers says R.S. Owens has about 250 employees.

R.S. Owens President Scott Siegel said many employees have applied to work for the new company but he isn't sure how many will be hired.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Alligator spotted at Cheswick shoreline
  2. Steelers’ Timmons looks to reverse defense’s struggles
  3. Steelers’ Polamalu relying on smarts as physical skills deteriorate
  4. Crosby, Malkin to miss start of Penguins camp
  5. Mystery writer Palumbo keeps his voice set in Western Pa.
  6. Range Resources to pay $4.15M fine, close old gas drilling impoundments
  7. Olivia Pope’s sophisticated ‘Scandal’ style comes to The Limited
  8. Heinz History Center offers conservation workshops in new facility
  9. Ex-Gateway coach Smith making mark at Penn State
  10. Penguins notebook: Hornqvist, Spaling will lead by example
  11. Review: Stellar cast lets ‘Leave You’ leave you laughing
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.