KALAMA, Wash. (AP) -- A company that makes wine bottles has shut down its plant at the Port of Kalama.
Port spokeswoman Mindi Lindquist says only a few of the 100 workers are staying on a few days following Sunday's shutdown to help with the closure.
The Daily News of Longview reports the Washington, Pa., Cameron Family Glass Packaging company owes about $50,000 in missed lease payments to the port dating back to a Jan. 4 accident.
Molten glass leaked from the plant’s 470-ton smelter and 40 firefighters worked 16 hours to minimize structural damage. Since then, the plant had restarted bottle production.
When Cameron opened the $109 million factory in late 2008 it said it was the first such U.S. glass plant in 35 years.