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Job Cuts at Owens Corning Include One-Third of PR Dept.

High-performance composites and building material systems leader Owens Corning's announcement in January that it would be reducing its workforce didn't sidestep the company's corporate communications department. Several weeks ago, 12 corporate communicators found out in face-to-face meetings with Director of Corporate Communications Gregg Bronk that their jobs would be among 2,200 the Toledo, Ohio-based company plans to reduce across-the-board and worldwide. About 1,000 layoffs have already been announced.