Academy Award maker plans layoffs in Chicago - Article Photos 1/3

FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2009 file photo, an Oscar statue is pulled from the final plating process that coats the statue with 24-karat gold at R.S. Owens & Co., in Chicago. The company said it will be laying off 95 workers on Dec. 17, 2012. The cuts come a month after the company announced it was being purchased on Dec. 17 by St. Regis Crystal Inc. of Indianapolis. They have about 250 employees. A news release on the sale said the company will continue to make Oscar and Emmy statues in Chicago. They have been making the Oscar statues for about 30 years. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)