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Published: 10/27/2013


Owens Corning celebrates 75 years

A look back at the 75-year history of Owens Corning in Toledo. CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE PHOTO, START SLIDESHOW.

The entryway into Owens Corning world headquarters in downtown Toledo. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The entryway into Owens Corning world headquarters in downtown Toledo.
THE BLADE/ANDY MORRISON
The new building site for Owens Corning is seen in this 1985 file photo downtown. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The new building site for Owens Corning is seen in this 1985 file photo downtown.
THE BLADE
Bill Boeschenstein during the Centennial celebration at Scott High School in October. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Bill Boeschenstein during the Centennial celebration at Scott High School in October.
THE BLADE/LORI KING
David Brown, President and CEO of Owens Corning, and the Pink Panther watch a stock ticker on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange after the company came out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and began normal trading on Nov. 1, 2006 after a four year absence. Enlarge David Brown, President and CEO of Owens Corning, and the Pink Panther watch a stock ticker on the floor of ...
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Harold Boeschenstein, former chariman of Owens Corning Fibreglass Enlarge Harold Boeschenstein, former chariman of Owens Corning Fibreglass
Dale Kleist, one of three Owens Corning inductees to be named to the National Inventors Hall of Fame in Akron, is seen in this 1966 photo. Enlarge Dale Kleist, one of three Owens Corning inductees to be named to the National Inventors Hall of Fame in Akron,...
Dr. Russell Games Slaytor, one of three Owens Corning inductees to be named to the National Inventors Hall of Fame in Akron.. Slaytor was a chemical engineer who was credited as being the Enlarge Dr. Russell Games Slaytor, one of three Owens Corning inductees to be named to the National Inventors Hall of Fame ...
John 'Jack' Thomas, one of three Owens Corning inductees to be named to the National Inventors Hall of Fame in Akron, in this 1973 photo. Enlarge John 'Jack' Thomas, one of three Owens Corning inductees to be named to the National Inventors Hall of Fame in ...
Wall insulation system on display at Owens Corning in October. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Wall insulation system on display at Owens Corning in October.
THE BLADE/ANDY MORRISON
A display honors Harold Boeschenstein, former Chairman and CEO, at Owens Corning. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A display honors Harold Boeschenstein, former Chairman and CEO, at Owens Corning.
THE BLADE/ANDY MORRISON
A display of Owens Corning Beta fabric covered equipment for NASA Apollo space program can be seen at Owens Corning headquarters. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A display of Owens Corning Beta fabric covered equipment for NASA Apollo space program can be seen at Owens Corning ...
THE BLADE/ANDY MORRISON
1955 saw the first application of Fiberglass Perma-Ply No. 6 in the Toledo area was on the roof of the Lido Lanes, a new bowling alley establishment on South Avenue in Toledo. Enlarge | Buy This Photo 1955 saw the first application of Fiberglass Perma-Ply No. 6 in the Toledo area was on the roof of ...
THE BLADE
Originally developed for the Enlarge Originally developed for the "Pink Panther" movies, the image is often seen at events from golf tournaments to holiday parades ...
William Boeschenstein at Owens Corning HQ in 1990. Enlarge | Buy This Photo William Boeschenstein at Owens Corning HQ in 1990.
THE BLADE/HERRAL LONG
A yarn-like product, by Owens Corning, used to make WindStrand fabric in the making of windmill blades. Enlarge A yarn-like product, by Owens Corning, used to make WindStrand fabric in the making of windmill blades.
Windmill farm outside Copenhagen where Owens Corning's product WindStrand has been used to make the blades. Enlarge Windmill farm outside Copenhagen where Owens Corning's product WindStrand has been used to make the blades.
Fiberglas Tower on St. Clair Street looking south in this 1998 file photo. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Fiberglas Tower on St. Clair Street looking south in this 1998 file photo.
THE BLADE
A photograph of the 1939 New York World's Fair that is in the new archive at The University of Toledo's Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections that recently acquired the historical records of Owens Corning documenting the company from its founding in 1938. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A photograph of the 1939 New York World's Fair that is in the new archive at The University of Toledo's ...
THE BLADE/AMY E. VOIGT
View  of Owens Corning and downtown Toledo from the Sandpiper in this 2005 photo. Enlarge | Buy This Photo View of Owens Corning and downtown Toledo from the Sandpiper in this 2005 photo.
THE BLADE
EcoTouch Pink Fiberglas Insulation at a Home Depot in Atlanta in this 2011 photo. Enlarge EcoTouch Pink Fiberglas Insulation at a Home Depot in Atlanta in this 2011 photo.
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A look at Owens Corning's iconic pink insulation. Enlarge A look at Owens Corning's iconic pink insulation.


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