Three-Week Shutdown At Fenton Art Glass

Fenton Art Glass Co. production employees are getting a three-week break this month and into February. Company President George W.

Fenton announced the details of the production shutdown at the Williamstown plant during meetings with employees on Friday.

A published report in 2005 said Fenton Art Glass is the largest manufacturer of handmade colored art glass in the United States and had 450 employees. Its products were available in more than 4,500 retail shops across the nation.

The company’s decision announced Friday was a matter of necessity.

“It’s not something we want to do, but it’s something we have to do in order to avoid overproduction,” Fenton said in a public statement issued on Friday afternoon. “Most of our employees will be off work for three consecutive weeks sometime between now and Feb. 28.”

He explained that the company was able to ship Valentine and Easter orders early, and is currently facing a low backlog of orders with business expected to pick up when Fenton’s new catalog is published and the business’ next appearance on the shopping TV channel QVC.

The Fenton gift shop off Henderson Avenue next to the factory will remain open for business during the shutdown. Regular hours run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, said Jennifer Minehart, gift shop customer service.

“There will be no tours during those weeks, but a 20-minute video will be shown in the museum for visitors,” she said.

Fenton noted that the company is working on sales initiatives, ranging from the recent launch of its new Artware Division to a series of meetings with department store buyers and others who could become new Fenton Art Glass customers.

Read the entire news on the source link below.

600450 Three-Week Shutdown At Fenton Art Glass
Date: 31 January 2007

See more news about:

See more from these topics:

Others also read

Mountain views, energy efficiency highlight new Ent Center at UC Colorado Springs.
Unelko Corporation's Invisible Shield® PRO 15 and REPEL® Glass Products are Providing Global Glass Solutions for Apple.
Join industry leaders from Sept. 5-7, 2018 to help drive innovation in glass technology!
Light is a significant element throughout the Roger Stirk Harbour + Partners-designed 80-story 3 World Trade Center.
Allegion plc, a leading global security products and solutions provider, has agreed to acquire Aurora Systems, Inc. (AD Systems) through one of its subsidiaries. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2018, subject to customary closing conditions.
The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) announced today that Unique Home Designs is the newest member of the association.

From industry

10924 Granite Street, Suite 200
Charlotte, NC 28273
United States

101 Venture Way
Secaucus, NJ 07094-1808
United States


HHH Tempering Resources, Inc.
Trex Commercial Products
Diamon-Fusion International, Inc.
Diamon-Fusion International, Inc.

Add new comment