Brown’s Office Has Been In Contact With Company and Union Representatives throughout Recent Negotiations, Brown Urged Swift Action to Keep Plant Operating, Jobs Intact
In 2011, Brown Toured Facility and Met with Workers at Anchor Hocking Plant in Lancaster
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) applauded an overnight agreement that averts bankruptcy at Lancaster-based EveryWare Global Inc., the parent company of Anchor Hocking Company. Headquartered in Lancaster since its inception in 1905, Anchor Hocking employs more than 1,200 Ohioans and is a leading manufacturer of Made-in-the-USA glass tableware and bakeware. In 2011, Brown met employees and toured the Anchor Hocking plant in Lancaster.
“Today’s announcement by EveryWare Global is a step in the right direction toward rebuilding the financial wellbeing of the company and its flagship brand – Anchor Hocking. Anchor Hocking has a proud history in Central Ohio – more than 100 years running – due in large part to its dedicated and skilled workforce. I am encouraged that this agreement will keep the Lancaster plant operational and the nearly 1,200 Ohioans who work at Anchor Hocking on the job. I applaud both management and members of the United Steelworkers for finding common ground and working toward shared success.”
In June, Brown sent a letter to Monomoy Capital Partners in support of the workers at Anchor Hocking. Brown urged Monomoy, the corporate parent of EveryWare Global, to take steps to bring the Lancaster facility back to full operations and work with company, union, and community leaders to save Ohio jobs. The full letter to Monomoy Capital can be read here.