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Tradition Meets Innovation In West Virginia


From hand-crafted glass at The Blenko Glass Company and Paul Wissmach Glass, to hand-forged tools at Warwood Tool, West Virginian artisans at these companies have been manufacturing quality products collectively for more than 400 years. What makes these manufacturers even more special is how they maintain a delicate balance between respecting their company’s history, maintaining their product’s quality, and moving the company forward with new technologies and processes.

The Blenko Glass Company has been a family owned and operated company since 1893 and have been in Milton, WV since 1921. Exquisite color, skilled craftsmen, and imaginative designs have made Blenko famous in the time-honored craft of hand-blown glass. In a world of ever-increasing automation, Blenko prides itself in paying particular attention to the forms and designs of their handmade products. But recently, Blenko Glass invested heavily in a digital marketing campaign and the return on investment has been incredible.

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