Fact No. 207. (Published on 8/11/2005)

Fenton Art Glass

From the company website:

Located in Williamstown, West Virginia, Fenton Art Glass is among the world's foremost producers of handmade art glass. From its modest roots as a glass decorating company in 1905, Fenton has progressed and become renowned for innovative colors and decorative treatments on pressed and blown glassware. "We make glass the old-fashioned way," says company President George W. Fenton, "using many techniques and tools that are essentially unchanged from those of a century ago."

Fenton Art Glass, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, employes over 400 people -- including nine Fenton family members.

Frank M. Fenton, son of founder George W. Fenton, father of current president George W. Fenton, and past President and Chairman of the Board died Tuesday at age 89.

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