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.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
BLENKO GLASS RESTRUCTURE
Blenko Glass in Milton has made organizational and management changes “in response to changing market conditions,” according to a press release issued Tuesday.
Richard Blenko, Gene Weekley and Brent Aikman are no longer with the company, according to the release.
During a stockholders meeting Monday, William H. Blenko Jr., Walter J. Blenko Jr. and Don B. Blenko Jr. were elected directors.
William Blenko was elected chairman, Walter Blenko was elected president, and Don Blenko was elected vice president.
“Blenko Glass Company will remain, as it always has, a family owned and run company continuing to make hand blown glass in West Virginia,” the release states.
Check back for more on this developing story.