Owens Illinois lays off 25 workers

As it nears groundbreaking on an expansion, glass-maker Owens-Illinois said it has laid off 25 workers at its world headquarters in Perrysburg.

The layoffs come in an effort to reduce costs and are part of ongoing efforts to conserve and reallocate resources company-wide. Jobs lost on Wednesday include positions in engineering and administrative areas.

The global glass manufacturer underwent layoffs earlier this year, in addition to 30 employees being laid off last December.

In June, O-I received a $3 million research and development grant from the state of Ohio. The funds are being used to expand the company's global research facilities at its Perrysburg headquarters. The company says it plans to create 45 new jobs in Ohio as a result of the funding.