WELLINGTON, NZ – Windshield maker Pilkington Automotive Ltd. will close its plant here Sept. 30, resulting in the loss of 130 jobs. The plant opened in 1953 to service the local vehicle-assembly industry. Pilkington switched to exporting in the 1990s when the assembly plants closed with the collapse of the New Zealand car industry. General Manager Timo Rautarinta says several years of difficult trading conditions led to the decision to end production. "Continuing ...
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