Owens Corning follows up Santa Clara plant closure with job cuts

Owens Corning factory at 960 Central Expressway in Santa Clara, birds-eye view.(Google Maps)

SANTA CLARA — Owens Corning has followed up on its disclosures from a year ago that it would close its Santa Clara factory with a revelation that the company will chop hundreds of jobs at the soon-to-shut plant.

The maker of fiberglass, insulation and roofing products said in mid-2021 that it would cease operations at the Santa Clara plant, which is located at 960 Central Expressway in Santa Clara.

The resulting layoffs will eliminate 225 jobs at the Santa Clara plant that Owens Corning operates, according to an official notice that the company filed with the state Employment Development Department.

The plant is slated to close sometime around Halloween of this year, the EDD filing states.

Owens Corning factory at 960 Central Expressway in Santa Clara, birds-eye view. (Google Maps)

“As Owens Corning announced to its employees and local union last year, the company is selling its Santa Clara facility and is discontinuing operations on or about Oct. 31, 2022,” Justin Depenhart, a plant leader for Owens Corning, wrote in the WARN notice submitted to the EDD.

The company disclosed last year that the Santa Clara factory’s days were numbered and that it had struck a deal to sell the property, which occupies a choice Silicon Valley location, to Panattoni Development Co., a real estate firm.

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“Owens Corning has entered into an agreement to sell the company’s Insulation site in Santa Clara to commercial real estate developer Panattoni,” Owens Corning stated in July 2021.




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