In 1950, the couple decided to debut their line at the annual china and glass show, which attracted buyers from all over the world. The trade show was in Pittsburgh that year, but there was a problem: The organizers said only dinnerware made of china and glass was permitted. "So we rented rooms at the Hotel Pitt, which was adjacent to where the show was, and we placed a sign near the lobby," Luntz says. "Word of mouth spread, and many of the buyers began coming in to see our line."The company's Brookpark line of products became a household name, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Joan Luntz's place in plastics history
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