Heart of Glass - Blenko Glass
Blenko Glass is a West Virginia treasure that spans generations. Nothing symbolizes the state of West Virginia better or more beautifully than Blenko Glass. We will discuss current and former craftsmen and designers and how important it is that Blenko and West Virginia glass be appreciated and valued by the younger generation.
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
While my love of Chocolate is life long. From age 12 on I knew the difference between Hershey and GODIVA. Preferring Godiva. But Hershey's Kisses everyone loves the kisses!
A Blog reader has sent stories about Hershey moving to MEXICO for more than a year. However, I read nothing in our newspaper or the New Times which I try to see on Sundays.
Pennsylvania is a large state, my reasoning was - IF this was happening it would be in the NEWS!.
While I haven't found a local article its official! HERSHEY CHOCOLATE is moving to MEXICO! I haven't visited HERSHEY Pa. or HERSHEY PARK both are on my short list of future road trips. Today Robert send official confirmation of his story about the move. It is official Hershey is or has started to move from Pa. I'm attaching Robert's comments for you.
My blogger friend Robert Graham who sent the story says:
" M.S. Hershey had a dream... I will buy my OWN Sugar, Milk, Cocoa beans, (all natural mind you!) and make candy...(no tariffs etc..) EVEN during the depression...HE and the Company made money Now after the death of Mr. Hershey, Corporate big wigs are ruining the name... AND perhaps the product M.S. created. Hillary, Please pass it on...What a bunch of college educated "idiots". I worked in Hershey Pa. Thank you M.S. Hershey for all the things I have and all you have done for me and my family..."I" do appreciate it... as the current Hershey Company ....you are ruining the name, the company, and MANY lives in central Pennsylvania. So Hershey executives are closing plants in the US , laying off over a thousand people, and destroying Mr. Hershey's dream, all to cut labor, material costs and it seems to AVOID PAYING ANY US TAXES! The company will save about $170 million a year, all on the backs of the American people. The top executives will still make their mega bucks and the laid off workers will have to find other jobs, some probably at minimum wage due to their age. All this to take their jobs Mexico . WHAT part of the "GREAT" American Chocolate Bar is left?...NOTHING! I know you focus on Glass and West Virginia, but it the loosing of Jobs as
companies move out of the country is not a WVa problem its a national problem. We need to speak up before anything else goes and to look at the label of our food as well as glass." Thank you Hillary for letting me share. RG
note: Robert reports he is a retired attorney who worked in Hershey Pa for more than 20 years.