1963 year in review; OI events listed

[Trade Journal]

Publication: American Glass Review Glass Factory Directory Issue

Pittsburgh, PA, United States
p. 8-14, col. 1


News Highlights of 1963

 

...a month-by-month review of happenings

in the American glass industry during

1963, as recorded in the pages of

AMERICAN GLASS REVIEW.

January

General Lauris Norstad is named president of Owens-Corning Fiberglas International. Dr. Charles B. Wakeman, is named director of electronics research at Corning Glass Works. Earl E Smith, Owens-Illinois treasurer, dies.

March

Owens-Illinois and Cristaleria Peldar, S A, form a new company, Cristaleria Pelda, to make glass containers and tableware in Colombia.

May

Owens-Illinois reports development of new luminescent glasses known as O-T Silicas, a family of glass-ceramic materials called "Cer-Vit," and a family of new polymers or glass resins.

June

New implosion-proof TV tube called "dramatic breakthrough" by Smith Rairdon, Owens-Illinois executive.

July

John H. Thomas is named vice-president of research and development for Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corporation. Albert H. Agett is appointed director of research and development for American-Saint Gobain. Frank Nesbitt retires from Owens-Illinois Glass Company.

October

Owens-Illinois Glass Company's new Charlotte facility, the only glass container plant in Michigan, turns out its first bottle.

December

 

Owens- Illinois reduces prices on non-returnable beer bottles by an average of two per cent.

A cooperative research program on glass and its properties is launched by the University of Michigan in conjunction with Owens-Illinois Glass Company.

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Keywords:Hemingray : Owens-Illinois Glass Company : Kimble Glass Company
Researcher notes: 
Supplemental information: 
Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:July 11, 2012 by: Bob Stahr;