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O-I Glass

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– Company:
– Owens-Illinois, Inc. legally known as O-I since 2005
– Headquarters moved from One SeaGate to Levis Commons in 2006
– Successor to Owens Bottle Company founded in 1903
– Merged with Illinois Glass Company in 1929
– Sold plastics packaging business to Rexam in 2007

– Partnership with NEG:
– Partnered with NEG to produce glass TV screens in Ohio and Pennsylvania
– Operations later taken over by Techneglas
– Collaboration lasted from the 1970s to the mid-1990s

– Environmental issues:
– Manufactured asbestos-containing materials until 1958
– Named defendant in numerous asbestos litigation cases
– Involved in the study of asbestos in the 1950s
– Oregon plant fined for repeat emissions violations

– See also:
– Companies portal
– In-mould labeling
– Glass container production
– Glass

– References:
– Financial statements for Owens-Illinois Inc
– Owens-Illinois acquisition receives EC approval
– Owens-Illinois sells plastics unit to Rexam
– O-I Glass subsidiary files for bankruptcy amid asbestos lawsuits
– Oregon’s largest glass-bottle recycler fined for emissions violations

O-I Glass (Wikipedia)

O-I Glass, Inc. is an American company that specializes in container glass products. It is one of the world's leading manufacturers of packaging products, holding the position of largest manufacturer of glass containers in North America, South America, Asia-Pacific and Europe (after acquiring BSN Glasspack in 2004).

O-I Glass, Inc.
FormerlyOwens-Illinois, Inc.
Company typePublic
Founded1929; 95 years ago (1929) in Toledo, Ohio, U.S.
FounderMichael J. Owens
Key people
Andres Lopez (CEO)
ServicesGlass manufacturing
RevenueIncrease US$6.4 billion (2021)
Increase US$449 million (2021)
Increase US$172 million (2021)
Number of employees
24,000 (2021)
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