Pyrex, Pa.: Charleroi Celebrating The Centennial Of Its Famed Product

A name change is being cooked up for Charleroi.

Beginning May 16, the Washington County town is going to be named for probably its best-known product: Pyrex.

“For 100 days, we’ll be putting up signs saying, ‘Welcome to Pyrex, Pa.’ or changing the name of events to things like the Pyrex Baseball Tournament,” says Mike Scheffki, brand manager of Pyrex, the ovenware manufactured there.

It is part of the centennial celebration for Pyrex, the heatproof ovenware Scheffki estimates is in 80 million homes in North America.

Read more: http://triblive.com/lifestyles/history/8223960-74/pyrex-glass-says#ixzz3Zwmcrfxk
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