Schott Glass is very much a Local Hero around here.
The company itself has been around for 125 years. Started off in Jena (which was East Germany from 1945 to 1989), got kidnapped by the Americans as the second world war ended and plopped down in Mainz where it was safe from the advancing Slavic hordes.
Something like that, anyway.
You can figure on their hitting AT LEAST the local bits of the paper once a week, with some new technological breakthrough or an observatory lense that they've been polishing for a year to achieve its perfect surface.
Or the fact that the Outlet store is relocating to just down the road from us.
Now, the Outlet store is quite excellent.
Good discounts on discontinued lines, REALLY good discounts on supposedly imperfect stuff and MASSIVE discounts on stuff that's so ugly that only a mother could love it...
Only down side is that the glasses are all empty.
That's easily fixed.
Glug glug glug.
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