Events in the Glass Industry for 1946; Corning Glass Works events listed

[Trade Journal]

Publication: Glass Factory Year Book and Directory

Pittsburgh, PA, United States
p. 167-186, col. 1

Outstanding Events In Glass Industry

Of the Nation During the Year 1946



Arthur W. Houghton, Jr., returns from military service to resume as head of Steuben Glass, Inc., a Corning Glass Works subsidiary.

Male employes [sic] employees of Corning's Wellsboro, Pa., plant get 10 cents an hour increase, and women receive eight cents in new contract between company and Flints.

J. Norman Reilly, assistant manager of bulb and tubing and technical products division, is named assistant to the president of Corning Glass.

Members of American Flint Glass Workers' Union of Corning receive raise in contract signed January 19. Men get 10 cents more an hour, women, eight cents.


New wage contract is signed between Corning's Charleroi plant and CIO Federation of Glass, Ceramic and Silica Sand Workers giving male workers a 10-cent an hour increase and female workers eight cents.

Floyd K. Pinckney, connected with glass sales for 39 years, retires as Chicago sales representative of the consumer products division of Corning Glass.

Corning announces election of H. C. bates as assistant secretary, and H. B. Turbett as assistant treasurer of Corning Glass Works of Canada, Ltd.

Gordon S. Rentschler and George Murnane are elected to the board of Corning Glass.

Corning Glass advances Russell Brittingham to assistant to W. C. Decker, vice president in charge of the bulb and tubing and technical products division.


Corning names John D. Leeson assistant manager of Press Ware plant.

Corning Glass, one of the defendants in the government antitrust suit against bulb manufacturers, consents to terms of a final decree eliminating restraints in the manufacture and sale of glass bulbs, tubing and cane used in incandescent and fluorescent electric lamps, but denies monopoly charges in suit.


William C. Decker, former vice president, is named president of Corning Glass, Charles D. LaFollette is named treasurer, and Dr. Eugene C. Sullivan, former vice chairman of the board and director of research, is made honorary vice chairman. Dr. Jesse T. Littleton is advanced to research director. Eugene W. Ritter, vice president, and Mr. Decker and Mr. LaFollette are added to the board. John L. Ward, former treasurer, is named manager of the firm's bulb and tubing division.

Agreement is reached between Corning Glass and War Assets Administration for purchase by Corning of government's buildings and lands at Parkersburg, W. Va. Corning operated the plant in the war.

Corning elevates Thomas Waaland, controller of the bulb and tubing and technical products division, to assistant to the treasurer.

Robert T. Beattie is named sales planning manager of Corning's consumer products division.


Frederick F. Deuerlein, 82, with Corning Glass for 60 years, and believed to have blown the first electric light bulb, dies in his Corning home.

Dr. D. L. Fowler is named manager of the patent department of Corning Glass.


McKee Glass files suit against Hartford-Empire, Hartford Machine and Corning Glass charging them with operating a monopoly.

Charles H. R. Young, assistant secretary and assistant treasurer of Corning Glass, and with the company for 29 years, retires because of ill health.

Corning names Rushmore H. Mariner, formerly assistant manager of apparatus department, administrative assistant to Dr. Jesse T. Littleton, director of research.


Robert J. Black is appointed assistant to Henry M. Hosier, vice president and director of industrial relations, Corning Glass Works.


Corning Glass plans erection of a pilot plant at Corning, N. Y., to facilitate the manufacture of new products and to develop new manufacturing methods.

Corning plans immediate construction of a new glass-melting tank at the Parkersburg, W. Va., plant.


John D. Barker, former production manager of B and C factories of Corning Glass, is named manager succeeding Johnston B. Shimer, resigned.

Corning Glass Works signs consent decree with United States Government prohibiting it from having any interest in the flat glass business. Action eliminates Corning as defendant in the flat glass antitrust suit.


Corning names Lynn B. Webb assistant to the manager of manufacturing of the technical products division.


New wage contract between Flints and Corning gives employes [sic] employees at Corning and Wellsboro plants increases of 12 cents and hour or 12 per cent, whichever is greater.

Cleland Barker is named by Corning to manage new coffee maker sales department.

Production of 19,000,000 pounds of glass tubing last year at Fall Brook plant is announced by Corning.

J. J. Gottko is named chief accountant of Main plant, Corning Glass Works.



At annual service award dinner of Corning Glass, 40,000 years of service are represented by employes [sic] employees attending. Records ranged from 10 to 70 years.


Keywords:Corning Glass Works
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Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:February 1, 2011 by: David Wiecek;