Bacon & Van Buskirk Celebrates Its 75th Anniversary
August 22, 2012

Champaign, Ill.-based Bacon & Van Buskirk Glass Co. Inc. will celebrate its 75th anniversary this fall. The company was founded by Verne Van Buskirk, grandfather of current-day president Rod Van Buskirk, in 1938.

Verne Van Buskirk got his start in the industry working with T.M. Bacon & Sons Paint & Glass in 1927. In 1937, T.M. Bacon, the owner of T.M. Bacon & Sons Paint & Glass, retired and sold the company's glass department to Verne Van Buskirk.

Verne Van Buskirk began working with one of Bacon's son's, Noah, to formally incorporate Bacon & Van Buskirk Glass Co. Noah Bacon passed away in 1955, leaving the Van Buskirk family as the sole owners and operators of the company.

The company's third-generation owner, Rod Van Buskirk, purchased Bacon & Van Buskirk in 1997.

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