Libbey is the world's largest manufacturer and distributor of glass tableware of the country. They deal in marketing and designing high quality ceramic dinnerware, glass tableware, hollowware, serveware and even metalware. They have a large customer base in retail and foodservice industry, apart from other business-to-business markets. With various innovations, the company has set a standard of glassware in the industry. The foundation of the company dates back to 1818, when New England Glass Company was established. Afterwards, in 1878 William L. Libbey got hold over the company and rechristened it as New England Glass Works, Wm. L. Libbey & Sons Props.