The history of Anchor Hocking is a story of a company that started small, but grew through initiative and desire on the part of its founders and employees. Isaac J. Collins founded the Hocking Glass Company in 1905 in Lancaster, Ohio. The company name comes from the Hocking River which flows nearby.
Fire destroyed the manufacturing facility in March of 1924, throwing some 650 employees out of work. The employees, townspeople, fireman all worked together to battle the fire, but by morning all that remained were five acres of ashes and rumble.
Hocking Glass purchased controlling interest in the Lancaster Glass Company in April 1924 and used its facilities to meet shipping requirements. At the time of its purchase by Hocking, Lancaster Glass had one continuous tank and one day-tank.
The company became the Anchor Hocking Corporation on December 21, 1937, with the merger of the Hocking Glass Company and subsidiaries and Anchor Cap Corporation and its subsidiaries. The “Anchor” came from the phrase that caps “we're anchored for safety".
During the next 50 years The Anchor Hocking Corporation grew through acquisitions and mergers to become a diversified manufacturer making consumer and industrial products sold around the world.
On July 1, 1987, Anchor Hocking became a member of the Newell Group. Since then the manufacturing operations of the consumer glass division have been consolidated into this facility and a second manufacturing plant in Monaca, Pennsylvania. The primary focus tableware, ovenware and various other household glass products for the high volume retail, specialty and foodservice businesses.
Newell Rubbermaid sold Anchor Hocking to Cerberus Investment Group; Global Home Products is formed comprising Anchor Hocking, WearEver Cookware and Burns of Boston Picture Frames.
April, 2007 Monomoy Capital Partners, LLC purchases Anchor Hocking.
November 19, 2008 Monomoy Capital Partners acquired Indiana Glass Company and E.O. Brody Company from Lancaster Colony Corporation. March 2008 E.O. Brody sold to Syndicate Sales. Sapulpa, OK plant closed. Processes moved to Lancaster, Ohio.
November 1, 2011 Monomoy Capital Partners acquired Oneida ltd.
April 2012 –EveryWare, Inc. becomes the corporate parent of the newly-merged Anchor Hocking and Oneida Companies.
May 2013-EveryWare Global, Inc. goes public.