You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Red Carpet

Advertisement
File
The cuts come a month after R.S Owens announced it was being purchased.

Oscar statue maker plans layoffs

CHICAGO – The Chicago company that makes the familiar gold-plated Oscar statues is laying off almost 100 employees.

R.S. Owens & Co. Inc. said this week in a notice to the Illinois Department of Commerce that it will lay off 95 workers on Dec. 17. The business-data website Hoovers says the company has about 250 employees.

The cuts come a month after R.S Owens announced it was being purchased on Dec. 17 by a Canadian company. R.S. Owens had said earlier this year that it was struggling financially.

A news release on the sale said the company will continue to make Oscar and Emmy statues in Chicago.

R.S. Owens has been making the Oscar statues for about 30 years.

Advertisement