The glass that fills the hollows of cars, houses and even boats is a fragile commodity, as are its components.
A glass blower with a reputation for keeping his tools safe and sharp can get away with making repairs to a car that is a few years old, but a glass bluffer with a long history of glass work can make some major repairs to any glass.
That means the potential for a glass repair job to go awry can be real.
Glass repair companies are beginning to see this.
One glass repair company in Oregon that has seen a sharp rise in its business is the Glassblowers’ Glass, Blowers, and Glass Repair.
The company’s CEO, Brian Cressey, said his company’s sales have jumped from about $300,000 in 2014 to about $1.3 million this year.
Cressey says his business has doubled its staff in the past year, and he is hiring more people to help him manage his growing staff.
He is looking for experienced glass blowers and glass repair specialists, including those with a background in welding and a background as an auto glass blarer.
Glassblower training is a common skill for many glassblowers, Cresseys said, and the company offers courses for those who want to pursue that career.
He added that he also is offering certification classes to help people with this specialty become more knowledgeable about glass repair.
Glassblowers are also getting more savvy about how they repair glass, as companies are adding automated tools that can remove broken glass.
The automated tools are called glass breakers, and they can replace the glass that is already broken with glass that can be repaired.
Glass repairs can also be expensive.
Cresse said that in the last two years, he has sold his business to a glass manufacturer in New York, and that the company now operates out of its facility in Oregon.
Cesssey also said his business was able to sell his business last year to a small manufacturer that is now focused on providing the repair services to other glassblowing and glassware manufacturers.
The business has had a big impact on Cressells career.
Cascadas glass, for instance, is a type of glass used in a range of home decor products, and it has a high resale value.
The business now has more than $1 million in sales, and Cressels says that he has seen an increase in sales from the business since his business moved to Oregon.
He said that since his company started operations, it has received offers from many different glass manufacturers.
Glass blowers who are knowledgeable about the process of making glass will be able to provide more than just repair services.
The glass repair process can be complicated for those unfamiliar with the intricacies of glass, and there are many tools and materials that are required to repair glass.
For those who have not worked with glass before, Cascada Glass is the best choice.
Calsons company is a certified glass repair contractor.
For anyone who has ever repaired glass, Cheshire is willing to share some tips to help them make the most of the glass they work on.
First, Calsshes company recommends that people who work with glass get training to become more skilled glass blenders.
It is also a good idea to talk with your glass manufacturer about their options.
Glass should be treated like a vehicle, Cesssions said.
When a car is in trouble, Cattis owners should first get a vehicle appraiser and then a certified vehicle appraisor to inspect the vehicle for any problems that might arise.
Cattis can offer its glass repair service for free.
But Cresshes staff members say it is more important to the business than that.
They also say that customers can help their glass repair businesses by buying a glassware repair kit, which can cost $150.
If the glass repair kit is not covered by insurance, that is covered by the glass manufacturer.
Cattises insurance is typically $100 or less.
The Cascadian Glass business will continue to focus on selling glass and its related products to customers and by educating customers on glass repair to make the job as simple as possible.
It’s a good way for customers to learn about glass, he said.
For more information on the glass industry, including the many jobs glass repair can offer, visit the U.S. Glass Association’s Glass Jobs and Glass Workbook.