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Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 2:48 pm    Post subject: Steuben Glass factory shuts down after 108 years  

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/nys-steuben-glass-factory-shuts-down-ending-108-years-as-a-maker-of-handcrafted-crystal/2011/11/29/gIQAbnBc9N_story.html

ROCHESTER, N.Y. ó Itís the end of the line for the Steuben Glass company, an American icon of handcrafted crystal for more than a century.

The companyís lone factory in Corning, in western New York, shut down on Tuesday, ending a high-end glassmaking tradition dating to 1903. Most of the companyís 60 workers were axed, but a few found jobs at glass pioneer Corning Inc., Steubenís former owner.
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