Canadian Packaging

See how glass is made on Owens-Illinois Brampton tour

Owens-Illinois (O-I), in conjunction with PAC—The Packaging Association, offers a tour of its Brampton facility to see how one of the oldest packaging materials is created.

February 24, 2014   by Canadian Packaging Staff

In an event sponsored by PAC—The Packaging Association, Owens-Illinois (O-I) is offering a tour of its Brampton, Ontario manufacturing plant to see just how glass is made.

On March 5th, 2014, visitors will enter the world of glass making to see how one of most important and oldest packaging materials is made.

Millions of times a day, O-I glass containers deliver many of the world’s best-known consumer products to people all around the world.

With leading positions in Europe, North America, Asia Pacific and South America and established in 1903, the company employs nearly 23,000 employees and has 79 manufacturing facilities in 21 countries.

O-I is committed to sustainability with a focus on energy reduction. They have over 1,900 patents around the world and are partners to some of the world’s best-known food, beverage, cosmetics and pharmaceutical brands. O-I is driven by innovation, inspired by possibilities and proud to make the most sustainable package on earth.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Morning Tour:
10AM – Registration
10:15AM – 11:30AM – Presentation Tour

12PM – 1:15PM – Lunch

Afternoon Tour:
1:30PM – Registration
1:45PM – 3PM – Presentation Tour

Tour: O-I
100 West Drive
Brampton, ON L6T 2J5

Lunch: Jack Astor’s
154 West Drive
Brampton, ON L6T 5P1

PAC Member: $60 plus HST
Non Members: $80 plus HST

  • Both morning and afternoon attendees welcome for lunch.
  • Companies hosting plant tours have the exclusive right to allow or deny participation in the plant tour.
  • Safety shoes are required. Please do not wear jewellery.

For more information: contact PAC education manager and event coordinator Lindsey Ogle at 416-646-4641 or via e-mail at

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