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.
Monday, March 09, 2009
Blenko Glass Resumes Partial Production
Katie Trippe, Assistant Vice President for Blenko, says that 7 to 9 people are coming back to work this week. The production manager turned on three of the plant's seven furnaces yesterday. Employees will rotate shifts to give everyone a chance to work.They hope to be up and running by early next week producing more glass.
Trippe says resumption of glass production is due to sales of Blenko glass since the end of Janaury and community support.
Back on January 30, the Milton-based company announced that it was shutting down production while it considered filing for bankruptcy.
Approximately 50 people work at the company, which started production in 1921.