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Owens Corning celebrates 75 years


The entryway into Owens Corning world headquarters in downtown Toledo.

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The new building site for Owens Corning is seen in this 1985 file photo downtown.

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Bill Boeschenstein during the Centennial celebration at Scott High School in October.

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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.



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.


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 "Father of Fiberglass" in his time.


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.


Wall insulation system on display at Owens Corning in October.

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A display honors Harold Boeschenstein, former Chairman and CEO, at Owens Corning.

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A display of Owens Corning Beta fabric covered equipment for NASA Apollo space program can be seen at Owens Corning headquarters.

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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.

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Originally developed for the "Pink Panther" movies, the image is often seen at events from golf tournaments to holiday parades to sports stadiums.


William Boeschenstein at Owens Corning HQ in 1990.

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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.


Fiberglas Tower on St. Clair Street looking south in this 1998 file photo.

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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.

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View of Owens Corning and downtown Toledo from the Sandpiper in this 2005 photo.

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EcoTouch Pink Fiberglas Insulation at a Home Depot in Atlanta in this 2011 photo.



A look at Owens Corning's iconic pink insulation.

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