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Lanier Glass Co. closes after 53 years

Post Time:Oct 10,2011Classify:Industry NewsView:78

After 53 years in operation, Lanier Glass Co. in Gainesville, Ga., has closed its doors, according to an Oct. 9 GainesvilleTimes.com report.

Doug and Evelyn Brannon began the company in a chicken house in Gainesville in 1958 and 10 years later partnered with Ed Garrett. In 1992,the Brannonsretired, leaving Garrett with sole ownership of the company. But a sluggish economy and declining health led Garrett to make the tough decision to close Lanier Glass on Sept. 30 and retire, according to the article.

Garrett blames the 2008 recession that slowed all construction business as having a direct impact on Lanier Glass' revenues.The companymainly installed glass and constructed storefronts in schools and other businesses all over northeast Georgia, according to the article.

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