Events in the Glass Industry for 1945; Corning Glass Works events listed

[Trade Journal]

Publication: Glass Factory Year Book and Directory

Pittsburgh, PA, United States
p. 168-178, col. 1

Outstanding Events In Glass Industry

Of the Nation During the Year 1945



Floyd A. Hummell, former member of research staff at Corning Glass Works, goes to Illinois Univeristy as special research assistant professor in the department of ceramic engineering.


An unusual pension plan to provide retirement income at the age of 65 will be participated in by 5,000 employes of Corning Glass Works.

Halsey Sayles, New York, is elected member of Corning Glass Works board of directors, succeeding James L. Peden who retired because of ill health.

Joseph C. Lewis is elected vice president and general manager of Blue Ridge Glass Corporation, an affiliate of Corning Glass at Kingsport, Tenn.


Dr. John F. G. Hicks, following a year's leave of absence, returns to Corning and is assigned to the glass technology staff of Corning Glass Works of South America.


Fire causes loss of $25,000 in corrugated packing materials when blaze guts building Corning Glass Works used for storing paper.

About 1,800 walk out at the Charleroi, Pa., plant of Corning Glass, following the layoff of seven men.

WPB approves night shift differentials at Corning Glass.

Corning Glass offers common stock to public for first time in history of firm.


Arthur W. Weber is named manager of manufacturing of Corning Glass consumers products division. Formerly manager of Charleroi, Pa., plant, he is succeeded there by Arthur W. Wishart, former production manager at that plant.

First Corning Glass stock offering results in over-subscription of common.


Dr. Willis C. Temple, Corning Glass medical director for 23 years, dies.

Robert H. Canfield, veteran of many years with Corning Glass, dies. He was 93 years old.


Under the code name of 9741, a glass is announced by Corning as "the killer that saves lives." It is said to be the only glass that can be melted and worked by conventional methods and yet transmit a sufficient quantity of ultraviolet rays capable of killing germs that destroy health. It first is made into tubing and then into gericial lamps.

Corning Glass announces purchase of a plant at Leaside, Ont., for manufacture of a line of glass baking ware. It is Corning's first plant in the Dominion.


When the Parkersburg, W. Va., plant of Corning Glass wins second Army Navy "E" it marks the fourteenth of such awards to be received by Corning at four of its plants engaged in producing glass parts for all branches of the armed forces.


Corning leases airplane to facilitate business travels of executives.

Dr. John F. G. Hicks is made technical and scientific consultant for Cia. Vidraria Santa Marina, affiliate of Corning Glass Works of South America.

Corning names T. F. Robertson head of new public relations office.

Corning forms new plant in Canada to produce Pyrex brand ware.


Corning Glass names Dr. Lewis J. Graham medical director to succeed the late Dr. Willis C. Templer, who died last May.

The third expansion move of Corning Glass in South America in two years is marked by purchase of a substantial interest in Cristalerias de Chile, largest glass manufacturer in that country.

William H. Curtiss, vice president of Corning is awarded Silver Antelope Award, one of the highest honors in Boy Scout movement.


Thomas F. Robertson leaves as manager of public relations department of Corning Glass.


Keywords:Corning Glass Works
Researcher notes:WPB is the acronym for the War Production Board.
Supplemental information: 
Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:October 15, 2012 by: Bob Stahr;