An era ends as Steuben Glass closes doors

Corning, NY —It’s the end of an era.Steuben Glass, the luxury glass treasured worldwide for more than a century, will cease production Nov. 29, owner Schottenstein Stores Corp. announced Wednesday.

The difficult economy, declining sales and high expenses continue to have a negative impact on the company’s profitability,” said Mark Sammit, president of Steuben LLC, which is owned by Schottenstein.

Steuben Glass is made in Corning, and 60 workers will lose their jobs when the factory closes, although a contract clause may help them find work. The Corning Museum of Glass will discontinue its Steuben line, and the flagship store on Madison Avenue in New York City will close.

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600450 An era ends as Steuben Glass closes doors
Date: 6 September 2011

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