Archive for December, 2008

New Glass Bottle Plant Makes First Shipment!

December 25, 2008

Good news this week is that Cameron Family Glass Packaging of Kalama, Wash. has shipped its first glass wine bottles! Congratulations to the Cameron Family and the employees, many of whom have come to Cameron from other glass bottle manufacturing facilities!

A recent post on LinkedIn asked for help in finding a supplier to provide custom glass parts. Glass Technology Services in Sheffield, U.K., was recommended. We often recommend that companies contact the American Scientific Glass Association; there is a link to this trade group and other glass-related organizations on our website at:

In a recent article, the Long Island Business Press stated that the Studebaker Company, which made automobiles until March, 1966, was started by a family named Graham, which they said “started out as bottle makers in Indiana, where they pioneered the technique of upside-down manufacturing, which allowed the molten glass to form a thick lip, making it strong enough to hold a cap instead of a cork.” I have never heard this before – and there are things I do not know about glass history – can anyone tell me more about whether or not this note on the history of the glass industry is correct?

There was a family emergency and I did not make it to the Glass Problems Conference in Columbus in early November. If you were there, write and tell me what you found most useful about the presentations or the people you talked to.