Anchor Hocking

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Anchor Hocking Company
Formerly called
The Hocking Glass Company
Anchor Hocking Glass Corporation
Subsidiary
Industry Glassware and other consumer products
Founded 1905 (1905) in Lancaster, Ohio, United States[1]
Founders Isaac J. Collins and E.B. Good[1]
Parent The Oneida Group
Website www.anchorhocking.com
Plant #44 in Monaca, Pennsylvania.

Anchor Hocking Company is a manufacturer of glassware. The Hocking Glass Company was founded in 1905 by Isaac Jacob (Ike) Collins in Lancaster, Ohio and named for the Hocking River.[2][3]

That company merged with the AnchorCap and Closure Corporations in 1937.[4] From 1937-1983 the company operated the oldest glass manufacturing facility in the United States, established in 1863, in Salem, New Jersey.[5] Plant #44 is located in Monaca, Pennsylvania. It also had facilities in Elmira, New York and Streator, Illinois. In 1987, the Newell Company acquired Anchor Hocking Corporation.

The company was the sponsor of the radio drama "Casey, Crime Photographer."

In 2012, then-owner Monomoy merged Anchor Hocking with Oneida and created EveryWare Global.[6] In January 2014, EveryWare Global announced its plans to close its regional office and the Oneida outlet store, both in Sherrill, NY, with the process starting in April.[7] The original Oneida outlet store in Sherrill, New York was closed April 26, 2014. [8] EveryWare Global filed for bankruptcy in 2015. [9] EveryWare Global was renamed The Oneida Group in 2017.[10]

Anchor Hocking and their headquarters in Lancaster, Ohio, is a focus of Brian Alexander's book "Glass House".[11]

Depression glass[edit]

Anchor Hocking Depression glass, Teardrop and Dot pattern

The company was a major producer of Depression glass. The first glassware produced as Anchor Hocking Glass Company was Royal Ruby in 1939. In addition, Anchor Hocking produced Forest Green Glass, Fire-King and Anchor Ovenware.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.anchorhocking.com/heritage.html
  2. ^ http://www.anchorhockingmuseum.com/History%20of%20Anchor%20Hocking.html
  3. ^ Trenton Evening Times, October 23, 1975, Page 23.
  4. ^ http://www.sha.org/bottle/pdffiles/AnchorHocking.pdf
  5. ^ Williams, Michael (June 23, 2013). "Under a new name and ownership, Salem City glass plant celebrates 150 years in operation". South Jersey Times. Retrieved 2013-07-25. 
  6. ^ Witkowsky, Chris (April 7, 2015). "Monomoy-backed EveryWare Global to file for bankruptcy". PE Hub Network. Retrieved 15 February 2016. 
  7. ^ Moriarty, Rick (January 28, 2014). "Last piece of Oneida Ltd. leaving Sherrill". Syracuse Media Group. Archived from the original on 2016-02-14. Retrieved 15 February 2016. 
  8. ^ http://www.oneidadispatch.com/article/OD/20140307/NEWS/140309371
  9. ^ Monomoy-backed EveryWare Global to file for bankruptcy
  10. ^ EveryWare Global Changes Corporate Name to The Oneida Group
  11. ^ Alexander, Brian (2017). Glass House: The 1% Economy and the Shattering of the All-American Town. St. Martins Press. ISBN 9781250085801. 

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