Every Thursday leading up to USGlass magazine’s 50th Anniversary celebration in August, USGNN.com™ is taking a look back at past issues and highlighting advertisements, stories and images that ran throughout the publication’s half-century life. This week, it’s all about transportation.

In the November 1976 issue, PPG Industries advertises its glass delivery capabilities, with the headline, “Glass shouldn’t keep costing you after you buy it.”

USGlass - November 1976
USGlass – November 1976

“If you’ve ever had unexpected delivery and handling costs turn a dream deal into a nightmare,” the ad reads, “you’ll really appreciate dealing with PPG.”

In the ad, the company boasts its fleet of 35 “Glass Pack” trucks as the largest in the industry. PPG also introduces its new “all-corrugated 50-foot box.”

What do you think? What has changed the most in the glass industry since then, and what would you like to see in a future edition of Throwback Thursday? Leave your thoughts in the comment section, and we’ll see you next week.