Brockway Glass

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Brockway Glass Inc.
IndustryGlass manufacturer
FateMerged with Owens-Illinois Inc. in 1988 [1]
SuccessorOwens-Brockway Glass Container Inc.

Brockway Glass Company Inc. was founded in 1907 in Brockway, Pennsylvania by the Brockway Machine Bottle Company (which later became Brockway Glass). Brockway manufactured and sold glass containers and tubing, along with plastic products manufactured through wholly owned subsidiaries. In 1964 Brockway bought several Hazel-Atlas Glass Company factories from the Continental Can Company as part of a lawsuit settlement.[2] In 1987 Owens-Illinois made a bid of $60 per share (worth $750 million) to acquire Brockway,[3] which was met with resistance by the FTC.[4] After a Federal District Judge denied the FTC's request for an injunction, Owens-Illinois acquired Brockway's shares.[1]

In 2018, the former Brockway Glass plant in Washington County, closed since the late 1980s, was awarded a $1.5 million grant from Pennsylvania’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program.[5]

Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc.[edit]

The wholly owned subsidiary Owens-Brockway Glass Containers Inc., was the result of the 1988 merger between Brockway and Owens-Illinois. Owens-Brockway Glass Containers owns all of Owens-Illinois worldwide glass operations.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Brockway Bid Cleared". The New York Times. February 29, 1988.
  2. ^ "Brockway Glass Co., Inc". Harvard Business School.
  3. ^ Robert J. Cole (September 18, 1987). "Brockway and Owens near link". The New York Times.
  4. ^ Jonathan P. Hicks (December 25, 1987). "Company News; F.T.C. Bars Owens Plan On Broadway". The New York Times.
  5. ^ "State awards $1.5M for development in Canton Township". Retrieved 2018-09-05.
  6. ^ "Investors". O-I Phoenix. In 1929, The Owens Bottle Company, which operated several glass factories, acquired the assets of the Illinois Glass Company, a licensee, and changed its name to Owens-Illinois Glass Company. In the early 1965, recognizing the diverse nature of the Company's operations, our name was changed to Owens-Illinois, Inc.