One of the leading makers of art glass in the Pacific Northwest has announced it will close its doors.
Spectrum Glass, based in Woodinville, Washington, is one of three top art glass producers in the region.
It's a competitor with Portland's Bullseye Glass, and a sometime collaborator with another Portland firm, Uroboros.
In a written statement, the company said a combination of weak post-recession sales and new EPA scrutiny on air emissions have made it financially infeasible to continue operations.
The company plans to continue making glass for a period of 60 to 75 days. After that, it will continue to sell off its inventory, before closing its doors permanently.
Portland glass makers are in the midst of a partial work stoppage for certain colors, while they install new pollution controls.