1958 year in review; Corning Glass Co. events listed

[Trade Journal]

Publication: American Glass Review Glass Factory Directory Issue

Pittsburgh, PA, United States
p. 17-26, col. 1

The Year 1958 in Review


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

news highlights of 1958 in the American glass

industry, as recorded in the pages of the



Corning Glass Works releases plans for a new 142,360-square-foot factory in Bradford, Pa., for the manufacture of electronic components, the tenth new manufacturing unit to be built by the company in the past ten years.


James M. Brown is appointed director of the new Division of Management Development at Corning Glass Works. Benjamin S. Pierson succeeds Mr. Brown as director of Division of Public Affairs.


In celebrating the first birthday of Pyroceram, Coming Glass Works reports having received some 8,000 inquiries from firms interested in its possible use in a multitude of products.

L.O.F. Glass Fibers Company reports increased sales and earnings for first three months of 1958; flat glass companies report lower sales and earnings for first quarter; Owens-Illinois Glass Company and Corning Glass Works show higher sales record for same period, but with decreased earnings.


William C. Decker, president of Corning Glass Works, is elected chairman of the board of Corhart Refractories Company, Inc., wholly owned Corning subsidiary.


More than 10,000 different products can be made in the new laboratory glassware plant opened up by Corning Glass Works at Big Flats, N. Y., the largest plant of its type in the world.


Coming Glass Center installs a tunnel of colored light in its Museum of Glass at Corning, N. Y. Featured is a graphic capsule history of glass-making.


Corning Glass Works starts production of a giant telescope mirror blank 84 inches in diameter and 13 inches thick, for a national observatory to be constructed near Tuscon, Ariz.


Howard R. Lillie, staff research manager of Corning Glass Works, becomes president-elect of the International Commission on Glass.


Corning Glass Works honors three pioneers of glass research, Dr. Jesse T. Littleton, Dr. Eugene C Sullivan, and Dr. William C. Taylor, at a dinner commemorating the 30th anniversary of Coming's research laboratory.

Died: Francis O. Doerr, president of Doerr Glass Company, Vineland, N. J.; Dr. William C. Taylor, honorary vice-president and technical director of Corning Glass Works, who joined the company in 1908 as its first chemist.


John B. Ward, formerly sales manager of the new products division of Coming Glass Works, is named vice-president of the Corning Glass Works Foundation. Forrest E. Behm succeeds Mr. Ward as new products head.


Keywords:Corning Glass Works
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Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:June 6, 2012 by: Bob Stahr;