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Bullseye Glass Co. to cut employee hours

Posted: Updated: May 23, 2016 08:31 AM
Bullseye Glass in SE Portland (Photo: KPTV) Bullseye Glass in SE Portland (Photo: KPTV)

The Bullseye Glass Company said Sunday that they are being forced to cut employee hours starting on Monday.

Earlier this week, Governor Kate Brown issued a cease-and-desist order against the glass making company, 12 hours after DEQ said high levels of lead were found in the air surrounding Bullseye Glass.

The company said the growing list of restricted materials eliminates 80 percent of their products.

As a result, Bullseye Glass said schedule cuts will begin Monday.

In a statement sent to Fox 12, the company said in part:

Our goal since the beginning of this ordeal has been to become the cleanest manufacturer of colored art glass in the U.S., but it does not seem that DEQ wants to work with small businesses in Oregon. Their actions show that, rather than helping a business operate in the cleanest manner possible, they would prefer to simply close us down. We acknowledge that air quality problems in Oregon are real, but those problems will remain even if the DEQ shuts us down.”

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