Hemingray/Owens-Illinois Glass Company listing

[Trade Journal]

Publication: American Glass Review Glass Factory Directory Issue

Pittsburgh, PA, United States
p. 123,139,140,149,166,167,169, 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 (Tel. 242-6543). Factories, Glass Container Division, East: Alton, Ill.; Atlanta, Ga.; Bridgeton, N. J.; Brockport, N.Y.; Clarion, Pa.; Durham, N. C.; Fairmont, W. Va.; Gas City, Ind.; Godfrey, Ill; Huntington, W. Va.; New Orleans, La.; North Bergen, N. J.; Streator, Ill.; Tracy, Calif.; Waco, Texas. Pacific Coast Division: Los Angeles, Cal.; Oakland, Cal.; Portland, Ore.; Closure and Plastics Division: Glassboro, N. J.; St. Charles, Ill.; San Jose, Cal. Libbey Glass Division: Toledo, O.; Lake City, Pa.; City of Industry, Cal. 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.

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


J. P. Levis, chairman of the board; R. H. Mulford, president; H. 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, Plastic Products 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; G. B. Skinta, vice-president, general manager, Libbey Division; H. 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; John D. Northup, manager, Closure 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; Richard Knudson, traffic manager; R. W. Ferrell, director, market development.

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 (Tel. 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; W. W. Collicott, 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; W. B. Achenbach, 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 ampules, 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 (Tel. 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 ampules "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:July 4, 2012 by: Bob Stahr;