Gayner Glass Works, Salem, New Jersey

Bottle Factories at Salem Report Improved Business

[Trade Journal]

Publication: American Glass Review

Pittsburgh, PA, United States
vol. 50, no. 20, p. 14, col. 1




In a survey of local industrial conditions and prospects for the coming months the current issue of the "Standard and Jerseyman," published at Salem, N. J., has the following concerning activities at the Salem glass factories:

"The Salem Glass Works, the largest of Salem's industries, has during the past week put another one of its furnaces into operation.

"Following the customary shutdown around Christmas this plant started operations the first of the year with one furnace in operation. Since then practically one furnace a week has been started until now three furnaces are operating leaving only one of these huge affairs not yet in operation. In short the plant is in about 75 per cent operation.

"Employes [sic] Employees have gradually been recalled until now nearly 85 per cent are back on the payroll and most of them are working full time schedule.

"Salem Glass Works manufactures glass bottles and the smaller glass containers.

" 'Since the first of the year business has been picking up in a gradual manner that has been encouraging,' declared John M. Gayner of the Gayner Glass Works, which manufactures large carboys and glass containers of the larger variety.

" 'Incoming orders indicate that customer's stocks have been depleted and to such a low point that they need replenishing,' continued Mr. Gayner.

"The two glass works operate on different trade customs. The Salem Glass Works operates on actual orders to be filled while Gayner Glass has to maintain a large stock of glass containers for the trade for immediate shipment.

"The Gayner Glass Works has been working under curtailed operations since November 1, or about 45 per cent capacity. One furnace has been in operation since that time building up stocks of some lines which have been low.

"The Gayner plant has endeavored to keep as many men employed as possible and nearly 60 per cent of their normal force is being maintained. They have been using slack times to make repairs and build up their plant's physical properties. Their second furnace which has not been in operation has been repaired and this past week drying fires have been started in it with the hope that it can soon be put back into operation. When conditions warrant their old employes [sic] employees will be recalled and others will be put on a full time basis."


Keywords:Gayner Glass Works
Researcher notes: 
Supplemental information: 
Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:November 2, 2007 by: David Wiecek;