Until last spring Gleneagles Spring Waters Blackford Perthshire Scotland had purchased polyethylene terephthalate bottles that it filled with its line of natural spring and carbonated waters (see p. 53). A year ago the company brought bottle production in-house when it began to stretch/blow mold bottles from preforms it buys. Among the refreshing results of the switch are: * Savings of $600/yr based on the company's 1995 sales forecast of 20 million units. * Savings of $350 from not having to build an 18-sq-ft warehouse which would have been necessary to hold sufficient quantities of bottles to meet forecast sales. * Consistent appearance. Instead of settling for a variety of bottles based on availability from vendors in-house molding produces bottles with a consistent "family" appearance. * Enhanced bottle control. Bottles can be subject to transit damage. And when they do arrive they can include dust dirt corrugated or paperboard particulates that aren't up to Gleneagles' meticulous standards.