October Plant Tour – Libbey Glass

Every month APICS Toledo Chapter hosts a Supply Chain Event for members, guests and students. Events consist of Professional Development Meetings (PDM), Plant Tours, Social and Board Meetings. This is a great way to enhance your supply chain knowledge and earn certification maintenance points.

Chances are, if you’ve been to any sort of event in the Toledo area, you’ve probably handled some Libbey glassware! Now, we’d like to invite you to tour where it was made!

Libbey hails originally from East Cambridge, Massachusetts, home of the New England Glass Company which was founded in 1818. In 1888, Edward Drummond Libbey, son of the first corporate owner, William, moved the company to Toledo, Ohio. The Northwest Ohio area offered abundant natural gas resources and access to large deposits of high-quality sand. Toledo also had a network of railroad and steamship lines, making it an ideal location for the company. In 1892, the name was changed to The Libbey Glass Company.

Libbey and Toledo were a match made in heaven, and thus the Glass City was born!

 

Event details:
Date:​ Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Time:​ 5:30-8:00PM. Please arrive by 5:30PM for sign-in.
Location: 940 Ash Street, Toledo, OH 43611 (Enter via Ash Street entrance, sign in at the guard shack and
mentioned the APICS Tour) MAP
Cost:​ Free!
Reservation Deadline: Monday, October 8, 2018

Send your reservation request to programs@apicstoledo.org

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