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Glenny Glass Co. – GBQ Member of the Week: 06.19.2017

Glenny Glass, Co. was founded in 1851, we are an independent wholesale distributor of:

Architectural Glass, Tempered Glass, Insulated Glass Units, Safety Glass, Flat Glass products, Glass doors and Custom Glass Fabrications.

In their plant in Milford, Ohio they have a new state-of-the-art glass tempering furnace, computer controlled robotic machinery to manufacture insulated glass units and cut, polish, bevel and etch flat glass.  They also apply coatings to glass.  Through Glenny Glass Co. ‘s associations with the major glass manufacturers, they can order specialty items for any glass need.

Their fleet of Company owned trucks deliver almost all of the glass & glass products we sell.

End to end control of the production process lets Glenny Glass produce superior results on all products and get custom shower doors and insulated units with internal blinds just right for you!

 

What is the biggest challenge facing leaders today?

 

Building a team of qualified and dedicated employees that are working toward the primary objective of fulfilling the needs of our customers.  Glenny Glass Company has a state of the Art 119,000 sq ft facility with industry best equipment.  But without a trained work force these production assets are useless.

Who is your mentor? Why and how did this person impact your life?

 

My father, Rufus Smith.  Dad was a visionary and inventor.  He pioneered the use of disposables in the Medical Supply Industry in the 60’s and invented the flexible straw so Patients in Bed could more comfortably take a drink.

He taught me to take logically viable risks and not to be afraid of failure.  “The most successful people are ones that fail the most”  To live life to the fullest and to love your neighbor.

What is your biggest fear?

 

Actually I have two major concerns:  First, the continued excess’s, corruption and overspending of all Government entities.  And Second, the ethical and moral decay of our society.  We all need God to be our guide.

Braxton Smith, President –Glenny Glass, Co.

(Pictured:  Steve McCann – Glenny Glass, Bob Kling – GBQ Partners, Braxton Smith – Glenny Glass)

Member of the Week is sponsored by GBQ Partners: GBQ is a top 200 tax, accounting and consulting firm with 175+ associates serving clients throughout the region.

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