Beginning in February 2016, Bullseye invested more than $1 million in emission controls to meet new environmental standards. Currently 18 of 20 furnaces have baghouse filtrations installed, with additional technology for leak detection. (The two remaining furnaces are for Clear glasses, which involve no HAPs materials.)
Bullseye founder and President Dan Schwoerer says: “The expense has been extremely challenging, but we are confident that we have a strong and sustainable business, and can operate in full compliance with new regulations.”
On June 27, 2017 the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality approved Bullseye’s request for an allowance to use chromium in our manufacturing process. The allowance is sufficient to manufacture our complete line of glass at full production levels.
Everyone at Bullseye is extremely grateful to our customers for their steadfast support. We look forward to providing you with excellent glass, technical and fabrication support, artist residencies, and exhibition programming, so that you can continue to share your work with the world.
And while some of our competitors think otherwise, we think Portland, Oregon, is the right place to make the best artisan glass in the world while maintaining the highest standards of public health and safety.