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September 25, 1987
Libbey-Owens-Ford Co. will pay up to $10 million for lost wages and make 342 jobs available to women to settle a sex discrimination suit, attorneys said. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued in 1978 after a woman complained that she was denied a job at the glass manufacturer's Ottawa, Ill., plant because of height and weight requirements.
BUSINESS
December 19, 1986 | JAMES S. GRANELLI, Times Staff Writer
Shareholders of Swedlow Inc. voted Thursday to sell the Garden Grove glass and plastics company to a subsidiary of giant British-based Pilkington Brothers PLC for $42.3 million, or $32.60 a share plus $1.8 million for existing stock options. Shortly after the vote, Pilkington representatives filed documents with the California secretary of state to make the acquisition official. Nearly 79.5% of Swedlow's 1.24 million shares were voted in favor of the merger, while 20.
BUSINESS
October 14, 1986 | JAMES S. GRANELLI, Times Staff Writer
Swedlow Inc., a Garden Grove glass and plastics maker, called an end Monday to its yearlong effort to merge with PPG Industries Inc. and announced that it has now agreed to be acquired by a British conglomerate in a deal valued at $42.3 million, the identical value of the failed PPG deal.
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