1960 year in review; Corning Glass Co. events listed

[Trade Journal]

Publication: American Glass Review Glass Factory Directory Issue

Pittsburgh, PA, United States
p. 8-10,13-16, col. 1

The Year 1960 in Review


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

news highlights of 1960 in the American glass

industry, as recorded in the pages of the



William H. Curtiss, 76, a director and former secretary of Corning Glass Works, dies in Corning on January 17th.


Dr. S. Donald Stookey, manager of the Fundamental Chemical Research Department of Corning Glass Works, is issued the first patent for the Pyroceram glass-ceramic materials which he invented.

Knox Glass, Inc., announces plans to construct a multi-million dollar plant near Forest Park, Ga.; Corning Glass Works, a new plant for assembling and warehousing houseware products at Green-castle, Pa.; Armstrong Cork Company, the rebuilding of one of its glass melting furnaces at Millville, N. J., to increase capacity by 35 per cent.


Corning Glass Works reports its consolidated sales and earnings in 1959 as the highest in the company's 108-year history.


Corning Glass Works, at its annual meeting, re-elects all officers and directors of the company.


A 400-acre research and engineering center near company headquarters in Corning, N. Y., is announced by Corning Glass Works, to be called Eugene C. Sullivan Science Park. The company also reveals a new plant being constructed in Raleigh, N. C., to manufacture electronic components.


Corning Glass Works announces plans for another plant at Danville, Va., to make glass specialty products.



Winner of the 1961 Albert Victor Bleininger Award, for distinguished achievement in the field of ceramics, is Dr. Eugene C. Sullivan, honorary chairman of the board and a director of Corning Glass Works. Selection is made by Pittsburgh Section of the American Ceramic Society.

Corning Glass Works and the American Flint Glass Workers' Union agree on a new wage contract, with a new wage and benefit package worth more than 7 1/2 cents per hour.

Two Corning Glass scientists, Dr. Robert H. Brill and Harrison P. Hood, develop new technique for dating archaeological specimens of glass, based on minute examination of the number of layers of decomposition formed on buried or submerged pieces of glass.


Keywords:Corning Glass Works
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Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:June 9, 2012 by: Bob Stahr;