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Borosilicate Glass Manufacturer of Lenses, Reflectors, Refractors

Glass vs Acrylic

by Administrator30. May 2019 11:57

Why choose glass over acrylic? Over time when acrylic is exposed to outdoor elements and then sun, it starts to turn  yellow. When installing outdoor lights, the light isn't as bright and is very dull, they start to weather and you will need to replace the fixtures more often.


CHOOSING GLASS, Borosilicate Glass, is your best option. The cost may be more expensive up front but it’s a lifetime product. It’s also retro-fit to other post top refractors, making it easier to upgrade or replace. 


Let’s face it, the glass globe looks a lot nicer, cleaner and will last for years to come.


To view more of our glass globes, go to

JSG Monthly Safety Topic for October: Bending/Lifting

by Administrator2. October 2018 09:52

Here at JSG, safety is FIRST and FOREMOST out on the production floor. Each month a different safety topic is implemented and discussed with ALL team members. For the month of October, Bending/Lifting is the key focal point of discussion. Tom Kadar, Manufacturing Manager, shares his input and requirements: 

"Bend your knees, Lift with ease" is a common phrase used in manufacturing or any lifting type atmosphere.  Most common back failures are caused by these common mistakes:

  • Only lift weight that you can handle before attempting to lift something. Judge if you will be straining to lift it.
  • Use mechanical means whenever possible (i.e. Forklift, Pallet Jack, Chain Hoist, Dolly or Cart)
  • Buddy lifting; do not lift your friend but call on a co-worker to assist you. Don’t be a hero.
  • Use mechanical leverage to maneuver things: Bar, Chain, Lifting clamp to allow yourself to not lift from ground level if possible.
  • As the phrase above says, bend your knees and lift with ease.  Use your hips and not your back strength.
  • Lift with the weight as close to your body as possible to lessen strain on your lower back. Doing this lessens the leverage needed to lift the weight and the stabilization muscles used.
  • Keep your chest forward when lifting arching your back.  Doing this allows your back to use its muscled to maintain posture and not to lift the load being lifted.


by Administrator7. September 2018 15:11

3M Company has recently created a new version of its glass bubble technology that could help cut the weight of sheet-molded composites by up to 40%. These new S32HS glass bubbles are created from soda-lime borosilicate glass and are an added ingredient, to take the place of the polymer or filler material that is used in typical sheet-molded composites.  3M’s glass bubbles are so small, measuring a remarkable 25 μm in diameter, that tens of thousands of them are often used in these sheet-molded composites.  Furthermore, 3M’s new S32HS glass bubbles and their extreme weight reduction are groundbreaking for molders, by making sheet-molded composites more relevant and more interesting, opening the possibility of numerous new applications. 

Introducing our NEW Borosilicate Glass Pedicure Basins for the Salon & Spa Market!

by Administrator14. June 2018 10:10

At Jeannette Specialty Glass, we serve the salon/spa market by producing some of the finest glass pedicure basins available anywhere, and we are so excited to introduce a NEW line of Borosilicate glass basins!

We are even more thrilled to give YOU the ability to customize YOUR OWN glass basins.  Since our basins are carefully crafted out of Borosilicate glass, you can create your basin with stunning designs of any size, shape, or pattern in a variety of colors.  

Our glass basins are not only magnificent in their beauty, but they are also long-lasting and durable, as they are resistant to heat, thermal shock, scratches, and wear.  

Furthermore, with our new pedicure basins, we aim to set your spa apart from the ordinary!  Contact us today to learn more, or visit our request a quote page.

In addition to basins, we provide other decorative glass accessories for salons including glass manicure trays, decorative sinks, and corporate gifts.  

                                  Gold Reflections

                                     Black Nickel

                                   Crystal Reflections


Review is in!

by Administrator14. May 2018 11:38

A special 'shout out' to The Cooking Pot for reviewing Jeannette Specialty Glass/JSG Oceana bakeware!

"When I opened the box, I immediately noticed the sturdy and heavier construction and thicker glass as compared to our Pyrex glassware, and those from other glass bakeware manufacturers that use soda lime glass.  You will immediately notice and feel the difference," says The Cooking Pot.

Check it out! Visit to learn more!


Bake ware

JSG Oceana Accepts PGH Business Times' Family Business Award

by Administrator1. May 2018 15:33

SG Oceana was honored with a Pittsburgh Business Times' Family Business Award on Tuesday, May 1st. The Family Business Award honors local family-owned, multi-generational businesses within the Pittsburgh region. JSG Oceana personnel were on site to accept the award. 

A special 'thank you' to the Pittsburgh Business Times for the award and recognition!


Glass Used for Healing Purposes?

by Administrator4. April 2018 10:00

Yep! According to Glass Magazine...

"In recent years, glass has emerged as a critical design element for both hospitals and healthcare facilities. Glass on the interior and exterior allows natural daylight to penetrate deeper into buildings, promoting patient comfort and accelerating recovery." 

Click here to read more! 

Did You Know?

by Administrator28. March 2018 13:47

Jeannette, PA was termed the “Glass City” as once a flourishing city with 7 different glass manufacturing facilities.  Today Jeannette Specialty Glass is the last glass manufacturer in this great town. With the onset of industrial lighting production being transferred overseas, JSG diversified and brought on new product categories. 

JSG is comprised of three divisions of borosilicate glass products: JSG Industrial Division (lenses, refractors, and explosion-proof globes), JSG Private Label (pedicure basins, bakeware and custom projects) and JSG Oceana Kitchen and Bath (glass bathroom sinks, glass kitchen/bar sinks, glass tile, bathroom furniture and drain accessories).

JSG products not only hold a local presence, but internationally as well.  Check out of site to see our full offering of specialty glass products: /

According to Glass Magazine, Women in Construction Week Helps Women Break Glass Ceilings, Build Careers

by Administrator16. March 2018 13:41

According to Glass Magazine, the National Association of Women in Construction recently marked Women in Construction Week earlier this month to raise awareness among women regarding employment opportunities in the industry, while also giving back to their local communities. 

More and more women are getting involved in male dominated industries, such as construction and manufacturing. Jeannette Specialty Glass, a woman owned manufacturer, proudly supports and encourages women of all ages to consider these fields, as the opportunities are endless.

What's so cool about manufacturing? Well...lots!

by Administrator2. March 2018 09:18

Catalyst Connection out of Pittsburgh recently hosted an event at Heinz Field to celebrate their "What's So Cool About Manufacturing" video contest and winners! Jeannette Specialty Glass/JSG Oceana representatives were in attendance to take part in the celebration! 

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