A South Carolina glass company in Charleston is shutting down. Coastal Glass Distributors sent a letter to its customers on Tuesday claiming its doors will close to business, after operating in North Charleston for 12 years.
The Post and Courier reports the glass company, that has provided housing products, was no longer able to withstand the current economic crisis. Company president Jack Hoey says the company will eliminate around 150 jobs as a result of the closing, but they hope to help these employees find other jobs.
Coastal Glass had an automotive glass component up until 2001, when the company sold it to build a client base of architects, retailers, manufacturers and glazers.
The company began operations in 1986 as a wholesale distributor.