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Brockway is a borough in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,182 at the 2000 census. It was originally named Brockwayville, for the pioneer Brockway family. It was later shortened to Brockway.HistoryBrockway was originally called Brockwayville, and under the latter name was founded in laid out in 1836. The borough was named for Alonzo and James S. Brockway, who came to the site in 1822. A post office called Brockwayville was established in 1829, and the name of the post office was changed to Brockway in 1925.The Brockwayville Passenger Depot, Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburgh Railroad was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2003.Brockway Glass Company Inc. was founded in 1907 in Brockway, Pennsylvania by the Brockway Machine Bottle Company (which later became Brockway Glass). Brockway manufactured and sold glass containers and tubing, along with plastic products manufactured through wholly owned subsidiaries. In 1964 Brockway bought several Hazel-Atlas Glass Company factories from the Continental Can Company as part of a lawsuit settlement. In 1987 Owens-Illinois made a bid of $60 per share (worth $750million) to acquire Brockway, which was met with resistance by the FTC. After a Federal District Judge denied the FTC's request for an injunction, Owens-Illinois acquired Brockway's shares.2013 State Police ShootingOn Thursday, September 26, 2013, two Pennsylvania State Police Troopers were serving a warrant to a resident just outside Brockway around 2:30 PM on Cemetery Road. When the troopers knocked on the door, they were answered with gunshots. One trooper was hit in the neck and chest but pulled to safety by the other trooper. The injured trooper was life flighted to UPMC Altoona, listed in critical condition.With the Inspirock world travel planner, Brockway and other destinations across the globe can be made central to your personalized travel plans.
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