Thursday, September 6, 2012

Business Visit Take Place at Kensington Glass Arts, Inc.

Frederick County Commissioner C. Paul Smith and the Business Development and Retention Division paid a visit to Kensington Glass Arts, Inc. (KGa) of Ijamsville. The visit and tour of the 22,000 square foot facility was hosted by Mr. James Rathbone, Vice President of the company. KGa began in 1976 as Victorian Glassworks and in 1987 ownership changed and the company was rebranded as Kensington Glass Arts, Inc. The company was relocated to Frederick County from Montgomery County in 2002. KGa started out as a manufacturing facility for fabricated materials where glass is processed from raw stock sheet glass to finished architectural products. Cutting, polishing, shaping and tempering were also performed. KGa is the premier installer of glass in office interiors in the DC Metropolitan area. The facility fabricates most of the glass that is installed by KGa as well as sell products to outside customers. KGa is one of the largest fabrication facilities in the DC Metro area, and has the largest tempering oven in the state of Maryland. KGa employs 50 people of whom many are dedicated and loyal employees who have been with the company for many years and have extensive glass trade experience. For more information about KGa visit