Muncie plant of Owens Illinois undergoes 3 year improvement, building additions, etc.


Publication: The Toledo Times

Toledo, OH, United States

Glass Plant

Work Begins

Muncie Improvement

Under Way

Owens-Illinois Glass Co., yesterday anounced its big improvement program at the Muncie, Ind., plant is under way.

It is expected the capacity of this glass building block unit of the company will be tripled by the addition of a new producing unit and a combination utility and warehouse building.

The new addition to the pressed glass plant is being constructed of the glass blocks, brick and structural steel, with more than 65,000 of the company's own blocks in the new plant unit. Several hundred employes will be added at that plant.

The Muncie development is part of a big three-year betterment program outlined by William E. Levis, president, atthe recent shareholders' meeting here.

The glass blocks, under the trade name of "insulax [sic] insulux," are being used in factories, homes, schools and commercial buildings of many types. Among the outstanding projects now under way using the glass blocks are the new warehouse of the Reynolds Tobacco Co., Winston-Slaem, N. C.; a grain mill of the Nebraska Consolidated Mills at Grand Island, Neb.; new dairy plant for the Pet Products Co., Johnson City, Tenn.; new bottling plant for the Coca Cola Co., Muncie, Ind., and new Ruhl Bakery at Harrisburg, Pa.

Schools in St. Louis and Miami Beach, Fla., are using the glass blocks for partof their walls.

Several permanent structures at the Texas Centennial Exposition in Dallas will be built of glass block.

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Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:August 13, 2009 by: Bob Stahr;