The St Austell factory expanded to further their production capabilities creating more jobs with in the area
Dave and a team of dedicated colleagues developed the firms Plymouth branch in Devon, while St Austell started to take deliveries from the UK and the Continent broadening the company’s glass offering. Iconic Yellow delivery vehicles became a familiar sight on the roads of Cornwall and Devon. Dave Mitchell stepped back from the day to day business allowing Mark and Garry to take the helm, and moved the company forwards with new and innovative ideas and products
Always looking for ways to grow and improve, the opportunity to manufacture glass products, in house, became reality with the acquisition of Solaglas in St Austell. The company changed its name to Cornwall Glass and Glazing. Inheriting a wealth of knowledge from a well-established workforce, Cornwall Glass started with 14 colleagues
When the recession hit Dave was forced to close the Penzance branch. Undeterred the Mitchell family continued to work hard to ensure security for themselves and their small group of colleauges
Embracing the company’s involvement with within the wider community Mark doned a chicken costume with his Grandfather; Fred dressed as a clown, ready for the Truro Carnival. They didn’t win a prize but their efforts to promote the business in imaginative ways still holds true today. A new branch in Penzance further expanded the company
The business began to evolve, gaining a reputation for quality and service. Moving to Tabernacle Street in Truro enables Dave to have a workshop in the rear of the shop for basic glass processing for his range of glazing products. Proud of his Cornish heritage Dave changed the name to “Truro Glass Company.” As the company continued to grow branches in Penryn and Newquay soon followed.
Dave and Heather Mitchell established their family glazing business, “Dave Mitchell Glass and Glazing” with an office based at Pearce’s Potato Merchants in Truro. Dave and his wife, Heather who looked after the books, work tirelessly together to ensure their customers got the very best of everything for all things glass and glazing.