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Dinner-ware maker to furlough workers

LANCASTER, Ohio — EveryWare Global Inc., the maker of Oneida plates, forks, and spoons, said it is temporarily closing two factories and furloughing workers because of financial difficulties.

The two facilities make dishes, glasses and cutlery for EveryWare’s brands, which include Oneida and Anchor Hocking. The companies are competitors of Toledo’s Libbey Inc.

EveryWare Global said the factories — one in Lancaster and one in Monaca, Pa. — will be shut for three to four weeks. A spokesman declined to say how many workers will be affected by the furloughs, but they employ a total of 1,585 people.

Shares of the company fell 44 cents, or 32 percent, to close at 94 cents Friday. Its shares were worth $10 a year ago.

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