Anxious For Rebuilding of Wellington Plant (Glass Workers Want to Return )
Anxious For Rebuilding Of Wellington Plant
Glass Workers Want to Return and Have Asked Chamber of Commerce to Take Up Matter.
An endeavor is being made by former employes of the Wellington Glass Company, North Mechanic street, to have a modern factory erected and operated on the present site, by either local or outside capital. The plant was destroyed by fire over a year ago throwing about 350 workers out of employment and eliminating a payroll, of approximately $7,000 a week.
Several former employes, who are visiting relatives .here,' their former home, and John P. Carbrey, official of the glass workers union will ask .Franklin H. Ankeney, secretary of the Chamber of Commerce to solicit the assistance, of other officials and members of that body in an endeavor to re-establish the glass factory, which would be a great asset to this city.
The greater number of former employes are desirious of -returning to their homes here instead of remaining at glass factories in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and other states, and another establishment in this city would permit their return, they say.
Many of the country's most skillful glassblowers and etchers received their training at old glass factories here.
Mr. Carbrey pointed out that the site here is ideal for glass objects manufacturing, in that it is located along a sidetrack of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, easily reached by the Western Maryland Railway, and the Pennsylvania. Railroad, has advantage of many facilities of this city, such as a short distance from mines, the natural gas supply, its nearness to the Eastern markets, and its pleasant exposure to the cool breezes of the Narrows for the benefit of summer operations.
The regular yearly program of general repairs is taking place at the plant of the Potomac Glass Company. It is expected it will be in readiness, for full resumption in about three weeks. Operations in three different departments are continuing.
Cumberland Evening Times
Allegany College of Maryland
Cumberland (Md.) press coverage; Cumberland (Md.) Chamber of Commerce
Cumberland (Md.), 1920-1930