PPG Industries in Barbeton

PPG Industries in Barbeton (HMTDC)

Location: Barberton, OH 44203 Summit County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 0.127', W 81° 37.148'

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1900 - 2000

Attracted by the availability of raw materials and railroad transportation, the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company (PPG) built a plant here in 1899 to make soda ash for the company's glassmaking operations. This plant began production in 1900 as the Columbia Chemical Company and represents the beginning of PPG's diversified chemical manufacturing operations. During the 20th century this plant operated the world's deepest (at 2,200 feet) limestone mine and manufactured commodity chemicals such as chlorine, caustic soda, and calcium chloride. By 2000, manufacture of specialty chemicals for the optical, pharmaceutical, printing, and rubber industries superseded mining and commodity chemical manufacturing. PPG's reclamation of its former soda ash waste disposal sites, known as "lime lakes," has won recognition for environmental stewardship.
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number16-77
Year Placed2000
Placed ByPPG Industries and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 10:34am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 447931 N 4539176
Decimal Degrees41.00211667, -81.61913333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 0.127', W 81° 37.148'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 0' 7.62" N, 81° 37' 8.88" W
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Area Code(s)330
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 298-344 Hudson Run Rd, Barberton OH 44203, US
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