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.
Saturday, January 31, 2009
Last American Manufacturer of Mouth-blown Sheet Glass to Close Doors!
My own mind is riddled with the information. Knowing how deep Mr. WH Blenko Jr. feels for Milton, the workers, and the factory, one of my prayers had always been that he would at age 80+ never see Blenko close.
The finances are shut down, and the picture is bleak, but until we hear the final words of closure Blenko - The Blenko Glass Company remains as the only American manufacturer of mouth-blown sheet glass. Are we ready to see another American manufacturer - a local WVa manufacturer close? I know nothing of government interventions etc. but . . . .there should be something someone can suggest.