1966 year in review; OI events listed

[Trade Journal]

Publication: American Glass Review Glass Factory Directory Issue

Pittsburgh, PA, United States
p. 8-11, col. 1


News Highlights of 1966

 

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

in the American glass industry during

1966, as recorded in the pages of

AMERICAN GLASS REVIEW.

March

Owens-Illinois introduces "Cer-Vit," a new mirror material, which company officials say will aid in securing better photographs of distant stars and other celestial objects. For the first time, O-I goes into the manufacture of mirror blanks.

April

Owens-Illinois, Inc., announces retirement pkns of Smith L. Rairdon, executive vice-president and director, and Palmer W. Hancock, vice-president and treasurer.

July

Owens-Illinois, Inc., announces plans for a multi-million dollar two-furnace plant to make glass picture tube bulbs for television sets, to be erected near Pittston, Pa.

August

Owens-Illinois, Inc., announces the prices of glass containers will be raised as of October 1st, averaging about three per cent, due to the substantial cost increases which the company has had to absorb.

October

William H. Boshart, third president of company that is now Owens-Illinois, Inc., and an O-I director for 50 years, dies at the age of 95; Dr. George B. Watkins, former director of research at Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Company, dies at the age of 70.

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Keywords:Hemingray : Owens-Illinois Glass Company : Kimble Glass Company
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Supplemental information: 
Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:July 12, 2012 by: Bob Stahr;