I just returned from a recent trip to Rats Glass. We had to pick up a 32 roadster body for a customer and I took a few pictures during our visit. Bob Brace, Cruisin Products.
I had to pick up a 32 roadster body for one of my customers and I took a few moments to talk with George and take a few pictures.
We were concerned about George and Rats Glass because we (Cruisin’ Products) displayed at Goodguys in Columbus this year and Rats Glass wasn't there.
The reason George wasn't there is because of an accident that laid him up for a little while. George is an avid bicycle rider. He rides on average about 200 miles a week.
While participating in a group ride, a rider went down and took a few riders with him. George was one of those collaterally damaged riders. That was just before the Goodguys event. His injuries prevented him from traveling to the event.
I'm happy to report that George and Rats
George (a.k.a. Rat) and Bob Brace
Glass are now doing just fine. Our industry has suffered a little this past year due to the economy but, Rats Glass is not one of them.
I took a few pictures around the complex and talked with George about his business.
George is on solid ground. He solely owns everything at Rats Glass. No landlords, banks or other creditors to satisfy on a monthly basis.
He and his workers are dealing with a 7 body back log on their build schedule. George tries to keep one body of each model he offers in stock.
He showed me the area where he stores the various body styles and the picture shows a cross section of the various body styles in different stages waiting to be finished. He admits that certain bodies sell as fast as they are finished and some have him backlogged.
George indicated to me that if anything, his business has increased.
If you are in the market for a composite body , you need to talk to Rats Glass. Contact George at Rats Glass ( 865) 995-2756 or visit their website at www.ratsglassbodies.comfor information and pricing on the bodies they build.
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