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FIRE CAUSES MINOR DAMAGE TO TRANSITIONS OPTICAL PLANT

 PINELLAS PARK, Fla., Dec. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- At approximately 12:45 a.m. today, a fire broke out at the Transitions Optical plant in Pinellas Park.
 The Pinellas Park Fire Department responded quickly and the fire was under control in less than 30 minutes. No one was injured.
 The fire was contained to one area of the plant, in the warehouse where cardboard boxes and other packaging materials were stored. The extent of the damage is not known and the cause of the fire has not yet been determined.
 Transitions Optical expects the plant to be back in operation this afternoon.
 Transitions Optical, Inc. manufactures plastic, adjustable-tint lenses for prescription eyewear. Transitions Comfort Lenses are sold throughout the world. The plant employs approximately 200 people.
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 /CONTACT: Mark Sica of Creamer Dickson Basford, in Pittsburgh, 412-456-4307, for Transitions Optical, or Rick Elias of Transitions Optical, Inc., 813-545-0400, ext. 204/


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