Publication: The Commoner and Glassworker
Pittsburgh, PA, United States
IN THE FAR NORTHWEST.
New Glass Plant in British Columbia Will Be
In Operation By the Beginning
James S. Henderson, secretary and treasurer of the Crystal Glass Co., Ltd., New Westminster, B.C., in a recent communication to the Commoner and Glassworker had the following to say anent the plans of the company, which was organized for the purpose of operating a factory at that place:
As it may possibly be of interest to the trade, I will give you a few particulars concerning our company. We have a capital of $150,000, and our factory is situated on the banks of the Fraser river at New Westminster, B.C., a thriving town of 12,000 inhabitants on the Great Northern and Canadian Pacific railways between the growing cities of Vancouver and Seattle.
Our factory has ample trackage facilities both Great Northern and Canadian Pacific railways running almost through the property and at our wharf ocean going vessels can tie up at all stages of the tide.
We are putting in a glass melting tank furnace with the latest improvements, designed by the H.L. Dixon Co., Pittsburg, Pa., the erection of which is being superintended by our manager, Donald Lamont, well known to the glass trade of the United States and Canada.
We expect our plant to be in working order in May. Glass bottles, fruit jars, lamp chimneys and insulators will be manufactured. Good workmen can secure steady places. Fry Johnson and Teeple-Johnson machines are being installed. Climate and other conditions are ideal. We have mild winters, cool summers, cheap living and an ideal sportsman's paradise.