Hemingray/Owens-Illinois Glass Company listing

[Trade Journal]

Publication: American Glass Review Glass Factory Directory Issue

Pittsburgh, PA, United States
p. 125,141-143,153,171,174, col. 1

Bottle and Container



The following detailed listings include manufacturers of all types of glass hollow ware ranging in size from perfume bottles to demi-johns and carboys. Factory listings by product follow the factory data section.

Owens-Illinois, General Offices, P.O. Box 1035-36 Toledo 1, Ohio (242-6543). Factories, Glass Container Division, East: Alton, Ill.; Atlanta, Ga.; Bridgeton, N. J.; Brockport, N.Y.; Charleston W. Va.; Clarion, Pa.; Durham, N. C.; Fairmont, W. Va.; Gas City, Ind.; Godfrey, Ill; Huntington, W. Va.; New Orleans, La.; Streator, Ill.; Waco, Texas. Pacific Coast Division: Los Angeles, Cal.; Oakland, Cal.; Portland, Ore.; San Jose, Cal. (Closure Plant); Tracy, Cal. Closure and Plastics Division: Atlanta, Ga.; Charlotte, N.C.; Chicago, Ill.; Cincinnati, Ohio; Glassboro, N. J.; Jersey City, N.J.; North Kansas City, Mo.; Riverdale, N. J.; St. Charles, Ill.; St. Louis, Mo. Libbey Glass Division: Toledo, O.; Lake City, Pa.; City of Industry, Ca. International Division: Toledo, O. (Sales only). Glass container manufacturing plants at Valencia, Venezuela and Bogota, Columbia. Plant in Havana, Cuba, intervened by Cuban government in 1960. Toronto, Canada, plastic bottle plant.

Kimble Glass Co. (subsidiary): Chicago Heights, Ill.; Columbus, O.; Muncie, Ind.; Vineland, N. J.; Warsaw, Ind.


J. P. Levis, chairman of the board; C. R. Megowen, vice chairman of the board, and chairman of executive committee; R. H. Mulford, president; R. C. Laughlin, executive vice president, president, Forest Products Division; S. L. Rairdon, vice president, marketing; C. G. Bensinger, vice president; O. G. Burch, vice president, engineer and research; P. W. Hancock, vice president, finance; F. M. Canter, vice president, corporate planning; F. E. Fuller, general counsel; C. F. Babbs, secretary and assistant general counsel; W. F. Spengler, comptroller; E. E. Smith, treasurer; G. S. Babcock, vice president, general manager, Closure and Plastic Division; M. G. Beishline, vice president, glass containers, general manufacturing, and engineering; S. F. Davis, vice president, sales manager, Glass Container Division East; E. D. Dodd, vice president, general manager, Forest Products Division; R. E. Graham, vice president, general manager, Glass Container, East; A. M. Turner, vice president, general manager, International Division; C. G. McLaren, vice president, woodlands and railroads; G. B. Skinta, vice president, general manager, Libbey Division; R. S. Wade, vice president, general manager, Pacific Coast Division; W. B. Owen, vice president, personnel adminstration; E. R. Owens, vice president, production manager, Forest Products Division; G. W. Cook, director of purchasing and traffic; E. C. Ames, public relations director; U. E. McFarland, traffic counsel; E. L. Herron, director of advertising.

Manufacturers of all types and varieties of Duraglas bottles and jars; metal and plastic closures, rigid plastic bottles, other plastic specialties; corrugated and solid fibre shipping boxes and wood cases; Kimble "Kimax" laboratory glassware, television bulbs and other electronic glassware, tubing and rod, "Kimax" glass pipe, towel bars, containers and accessories, Neutraglas ampuls, vials, apparatus, Owens-Illinois glass block, Thinlite curtain wall system, Toplite roof panels, Kimble and Hemingray communication and power insulators; miscellaneous pressed glass articles; Libbey Safedge glassware, cut and polished stemware and tumblers; machine-made blown and pressed.

Manufacturers of

Tableware, Industrial,

Laboratory Glass, Etc.


The following detailed listings include manufacturers of lime, flint and special glass both pressed and blown. Factory listings by product follow the factory data section.

Kimble Glass Co. Toledo 1, Ohio (CH 2-6543) (Subsidiary Owens-Illinois). Factories: Vineland, N. J.; Warsaw, Ind.; Chicago Heights, Ill.; Muncie, Ind.; Columbus, O.

W. J. Stewart, vice president of Owens-Illinois, president and general manager of Kimble Glass Co.; E. B. Dennis, Jr., vice president, director of sales; Fred Pinotti, vice president, technical director; S. A. Kenworthy, vice president, general manager, Blown and Tubular Products Division; J. P. Kearney, vice president, general manager, Industrial and Electronic Products Division; E. P. Lockhart, vice president, New Product Development and Marketing, Daylighting Products; G. P. Molloy, vice president, New Product Development and Marketing, Electronics; L. H. Farmer, secretary; E. E. Smith, treasurer; D. M. Swentzel, comptroller; E. R. Voytko, purchasing agent; W. D. Plummer, sales promotion manager; J. L Connelly, manager, Vineland, N. J. plant; E. P. Spence, manager, Muncie, Ind. plant; W. H. Brooks, manager, Warsaw, Ind. plant; J. F. Hinckley, manager, Chicago Heights, Ill. plant; H. E. Sims, manager, Columbus, O., plant. Total furnaces, 18; 21 pots.

Kimble laboratory glassware, glass laboratory apparatus, television bulbs and other electronic glassware, tubing & rod, containers and accessories, towel bars, Neutraglas bottles, vials, color break ampuls, and Optiseal and Opticlear vials, Kimble and Hemingray tempered glass power and communications insulators; Owens-Illinois glass block; Thinlite curtain wall system; Exax, Kimax and Tekk brand laboratory glassware.

Owens-Illinois, P. O. Box 1035-36, Toledo 1, Ohio (242-6543).

For officers, see listing in Bottle and Container Manufacturers Section.

Complete packaging facilities Duraglas containers, moulded plastic and metal closures; rigid plastic bottles and plastic fitments; corrugated shipping boxes; Kimble laboratory glassware, glass laboratory apparatus, television bulbs, glass pipe, tubing and rod, towel bars, containers and accessories, Neutraglas vials and ampuls "Owens-Illinois glass block, Thinlite curtain wall system, Kimble and Hemingray insulators; Libbey Safedge glassware.


Keywords:Hemingray : Owens-Illinois Glass Company : Kimble Glass Company
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Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:June 11, 2012 by: Bob Stahr;