William Glenny founded the Wm. Glenny Company in 1851 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Glenny established exclusive distribution rights for European manufacturers of window glass, small mirrors and small special polished plate glass for all territories west of the Allegheny Mountains. The Wm. Glenny Company distributed glass throughout the region using custom built, horse drawn delivery wagons. Soon after this, in association with Captain John Ford, the Wm. Glenny Company began marketing the first plate glass manufactured in the United States. William Glenny established a reputation for business integrity, fair dealings with his customers and faithful performance of his obligations.
In 1885, under the leadership of Daniel Startsman, the company was incorporated in the State of Ohio and became The Wm. Glenny Glass Company. The company continued to prosper under the guiding principles of integrity, customer satisfaction and prompt delivery. The Startsman family continued to lead the company through most of the 20th century.
Purchased by Rufus Smith and his son Braxton Smith in 1989, the business philosophies set forth by William Glenny of integrity, innovation and customer service remain priorities to this day. With over 95 employees and operating two shifts, The Glenny Glass Company is now located in a 107,000 square foot, state of the art facility in Milford, Ohio, just outside of Cincinnati, Ohio. An adjacent 12,000 square foot building was added in 2012 and houses the Decorative Glass Division.
Glenny glass offers the widest selection of flat glass products in the Midwest. Match that with a full range of fabrication capabilities and we can satisfy almost any glass needs you can think of!
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Delivery Day 1851, Oil on Canvas, Artist: Monica Anne Achberger
Original Glenny Glass building, Cincinnati, OH
The Insulating Glass Certification Council (IGCC) is a non-profit organization jointly established in 1977 by manufacturers, consumers, specifiers, and others concerned with the quality and performance of insulating glass units.
IGCC sponsors and directs an independent, true third-party certification program. Periodic accelerated laboratory tests, per American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) specifications, and unannounced plant quality audits and inspections assure the quality and performance of sealed insulating glass products.
Trust the industry watchdog to maintain tough standards for insulating glass!
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The Safety Glazing Certification Council (SGCC) is a non-profit corporation, established in 1971 by manufacturers of safety glazing products, building code officials, and others concerned with public safety.
SGCC maintains a program which provides for independent, third-party certification of safety glazing materials found to be in compliance with one or both of the following specifications:
- American National Standard for Safety Glazing Materials used in buildings - Safety Performance Specifications and Methods of Test: ANSI Z97.1-2004
- Consumer Products Safety Commission Safety Standard for Architectural Glazing Materials - codified at Title 16, Part 1201 of the Code of Federal Regulations: 16 CFR 1201
For assurance of quality and performance in safety glazing, look no further!
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