Hal and Sue Brownfield founded Andrew Pearson Glass in Troy, Michigan in 1989 to make glass furniture. Previously, both had been engineers with Detroit-based General Motors Corporation: Sue Brownfield had degrees in industrial engineering from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and Hal Brownfield had a degree in engineering from the United States Military Academy. After graduating from West Point and serving three years as a Ranger in the U.S. Army, Hal worked for the Ford Motor Company before joining GM, where his automotive design job included shaping glass. This talent eventually led to the founding of our Company.
In its early days, Andrew Pearson Glass focused its research and development on bonding glass to glass to create unique glass furniture such as tables and bookcases. Andrew Pearson Glass quickly gained a reputation for impeccable quality, manufacturing flexibility, and award-winning design.
Andrew Pearson Glass moved to its present location in Mount Airy, North Carolina in 1994 to be closer to the furniture industry, including the nation’s largest wholesale furniture market in High Point. Over the next five years, Andrew Pearson Glass continued to grow rapidly by regularly introducing innovative glass designs to the furniture industry.
Today, Andrew Pearson Glass continues to invest heavily in research and development of new glass products for the architects, decorators, and designers with whom we work. Our approach still relies on innovation with an emphasis on quality through repeatable processes grounded in science. Most importantly, our highly-skilled team commits to excellence every day by producing the finest glass products in the world.
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