1964 year in review; OI events listed

[Trade Journal]

Publication: American Glass Review Glass Factory Directory Issue

Pittsburgh, PA, United States
p. 8-12, col. 1


News Highlights of 1964

 

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

in the American glass industry during

1964, as recorded in the pages of

AMERICAN GLASS REVIEW.

January

Three glass industry developments are included in the "hundred most significant new technical products of 1963" chosen by Industrial Research magazine in its "IR-100" competition: Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company's variable transmission glass; Owens-Illinois Glass Company's "glass resins"; and Coming Glass Works' Chemcor processes for chemically strengthening glass.

March

Owens-Illinois Glass Company announces price increases averaging three per cent on food and dairy containers, returnable beverage, liquor and wine bottles.

June

 

Owens-Illinois gets exclusive rights to electrostatic screen printing process for decorating and labeling "cold" glass products.

Owens-Illinois decentralizes top management functions in its Glass Container Division. Three new regions, each headed by a general manager, replace the former four, and the general office organization is realigned into four departments: marketing, manufacturing, administration, and research.

October

New process, Spectraglas, is developed by Owens-Illinois for manufacturing colored glass containers in a wide range of shades.

December

Retired Owens-Illinois employees are given pension increase.

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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;