O-I, Governor Announce Expansion Of R&D Facilities

Ohio Governor Ted Strickland and Owens-Illinois CEO Al Stroucken announced O-I’s plans to further expand its glass research and development facilities on its campus in Perrysburg at a press conference today.

The company is investing $11.5 million in laboratories and glass science research facilities adding 6,000 square feet and 32 new high-paying jobs at O-I’s Advanced Glass Technology Center.The governor toured the new glass science labs with O-I officials.
The governor, the media, and O-I officials witnessed a demonstration of a new organic curable glass coating process developed in the laboratories.
O-I also plans to invest $6 million to pilot new product and manufacturing concepts at its Zanesville, Ohio plant that produces bottles for the spirits industry. The plant’s proximity to O-I’s headquarters enables concepts to be tested and refined in Ohio before being deployed globally.
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