Events in the Glass Industry for 1949; Corning Glass Co. events listed

[Trade Journal]

Publication: Glass Factory Year Book and Directory

Pittsburgh, PA, United States
p. 172-184, col. 1


Outstanding Events In Glass Industry

Of the Nation During the Year 1949

 

JANUARY

Corning Glass Works appoints T. P. Brownrigg assistant manaer of direct sales of consumer products division.

Corning Glass extends replacement offer on Pyrex Flameware to two years.

FEBRUARY

Corning Glass Works announces development of a lighter glass, containing no lead, that it says will reduce the weight of television picture tubes about 15 per cent.

MARCH

Corning Glass launches nationwide promotion, advertising campaign on top-of-stove ware.

Corning Glass employes awarded total of $8,746 in 1948 as awards for submitting workable ideas.

Corning Glass reports 1947 net income at new high with figure at $3,648,253. Sales also hit peak volume of $67,886,101.

MAY

Corning Glass announces development of Fota-Lite, a new product designed to replace shields used particularly on fluorescent fixtures to prevent glare. It is said to be 90 per cent more efficient than the conventional shields.

Local 1001, American Flint Glass Workers' Union at Corning's Wellsboro, Pa., plant, votes in favor of union shop.

JULY

D. Owens Evans of Corning Glass is elected new president of Pittsburgh Section, American Ceramic Society.

SEPTEMBER

Corning Glass Works recalls about 200 as two melting operations resume.

OCTOBER

Corning Glass announces its new Fota-Lite product, an outgrowth of the company's photosensitive glass, is available in commercial quantity.

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Keywords:Corning Glass Works
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Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:August 8, 2011 by: Bob Stahr;