By Amber Davison
January 3, 2005
One West Virginia company is marking a centennial anniversary and
promising that it will continue to employ people in the state.
Fenton Art Glass Company in Williamstown is the largest
manufacturer of handmade colored glass in the United States, but
the company has had its share of ups and downs.
George Fenton, president of Fenton Glass, says all 325 workers
should be optimistic that things will improve in this new year.
Five hundred designs are crafted each year at Fenton Glass. If you
multiply that by 100 years, you have several memorable pieces.
Made especially for the centennial anniversary is a book
displaying 100 of the most memorable glass pieces. In addition to
the book, it will also be releasing a new line of products for the
centennial celebration. These will be featured in the company gift
shop and shown on QVC.
The company has customers all around the world.