1957 year in review; OI events listed

[Trade Journal]

Publication: American Glass Review Glass Factory Directory Issue

Pittsburgh, PA, United States
p. 15-26, col. 1


The Year 1957 in Review

 

...a month-by-month recapitulation of the

news highlights of 1957 in the American glass

industry, as recorded in the pages of the

AMERICAN GLASS REVIEW.

February

 

Owens-Illinois launches an extensive advertising campaign to promote the sale of beer in no-deposit quart bottles.

April

Responding to a suit filed in December, 1956, by the Anti-Trust Division of the Department of Justice, the Owens-Illinois Glass Company denies that its acquisition of the National Container Corporation is a violation of the anti-trust laws.

July

 

Robert E. Graham is elected vice-president of Owens-Illinois Glass Company and named general manager of the company's Glass Container Division, East.

Operations begin at the new Atlanta, Ga., plant of the Owens-Illinois Glass Company. The facility is said to be the largest of its kind in the Southeast.

August

 

A new borosilicate glass, KG-33, said to match or exceed the performance of any similar hard glass being manufactured, is developed by the Kimble Glass Company, an Owens-Illinois subsidiary.

Contracts are let for the second phase of construction of the Owens-Illinois Glass Company plant at San Jose de las Lajas in Cuba.

September

Carl R. Megowen, president of the Owens-Illinois Glass Company, reveals plans to build a glass container plant on a 79-acre site about 100 miles southwest of Caracas, Venezuela.

Owens-Illinois announces plans to increase the prices of many of its products to offset partially substantial increases in costs.

November

Alec M. Turner, general manager of the Libbey Division of Owens-Illinois, reports that production of table glassware will be expanded early next year at Libbey's Toledo plant when new machinery now being installed goes into operation.

December

A new fully automatic teletype system linking 125 Owens-Illinois units in 74 cities is put into operation.

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Keywords:Hemingray : Owens-Illinois Glass Company : Kimble Glass Company
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Supplemental information: 
Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:June 1, 2012 by: Bob Stahr;