Rolf Glass is a U.S. glass decorating manufacturer and a market leader in quality tabletop giftware and personalized gifts. Known for unique, original, distinctive images, and timeless icons on quality crystal and glassware. Rolf Glass’s unique cut glass studio produces affordable and attractive designs for everyday use as well as special occasions.
Rolf Poeting founded Rolf Glass in 1981 after emigrating from Germany. He came to the U.S. to expand his family's glass machinery business. The decline of the U.S. glass manufacturing industry, however, made sales very difficult. Educated in business management, three generations of knowledge in the glass industry and a new found spirit of American entrepreneurism, Rolf created opportunity by taking a risk and establishing his own glassworks company. Thus, Rolf Glass was born and has been creating unique glassware ever since.
Rolf Glass was named a finalist in the Manufacturer of the Year program by the Pittsburgh Business Times and in 2013 Rolf Glass received the ICON Honors for Innovative Product Design for “Glacier Glass," our up-cycled line of glasses made from wine bottles.
We hope to continue to elevate our industry by utilizing creative, inventive design, while being conscious of our impact on the enviroment to keep our planet livable.
Rolf Glass is headquartered in Mount Pleasant, a small Pennsylvania town renown for its glass industry. Each piece of Rolf Glass is engraved in the historic Mount Pleasant Glass Center, the former Lenox Crystal factory.
Rolf Glass is dedicated to producing quality, American-designed glassware by skilled glassworkers in Western Pennsylvania. Rolf Glass's commitment to American manufacturing allows it to give customers the advantage of a quick turnaround on orders and highly-personalized service.
Every piece of Rolf Glass is part of a long, storied history of Western Pennsylvania glassmaking. The location of the manufacturing plant is a symbol of Rolf Glass's dedication to keeping the glass industry thriving in Western Pennsylvania and the U.S.A.
Rolf Glass has implemented the following environmental initiatives:
*The glasses we purchase for our cutting and engraving operations are always lead-free, from reputable glassmakers in the US or Europe.
*We designed our packaging free of any plastic or foam materials, using recycled corrugated cardboard whenever possible.
*Our unique mechanical glass polishing machines do not use the common acid-dipping polishing process and are much safer for the workers and the environment.
*Our water systems are “closed-loop,” process water is cleaned by centrifuges and reused. Our water usage and discharge are small.
*Smart ductwork delivers heat from the compressors to the workplace in the winter and diverts heat in the summer to help keep the workplace cooler.
*Lighting in the warehouse is controlled by motion sensors, lights are being updated to LED lights.
*Corrugated cartons, office paper and shrink-wrap are compacted and recycled.
Environmental Responsibility – Glassautomatic Inc.// Rolf Glass
Owner, Management, Employees, we all live downstream and downwind from our small factory in western Pennsylvania, breathing the same air, drinking the same water.
Every human activity has an impact on our planet; our decisions are driven by that awareness.
Rolf Poeting, May 2022