St. Regis Crystal

The Oscars' Swag Bag Includes $47,000 Worth of Gifts
February 22, 2013

From a $5,000 "Vampire Facelift" to a $9.99 eco-friendly duffel bag, actors and actresses who don't walk away with an award will still leave The Oscars with more than $47,000 and gifts in this year's swag bag.

R.S. Owens to Lay Off 95 Employees
December 12, 2012

R.S. Owens, the Chicago-based company that makes Oscar and Emmy statuettes, is laying off 95 employees, more than a third of its 251-person workforce.

The company notified the Illinois Department of Commerce this week that the permanent layoffs in the 250-person company will take effect on December 17. That's the day the purchase of R.S. Owens by the Indianapolis-based St. Regis Crystal Inc. will be completed.

The company has been the supplier of Academy Awards statuettes since 1982. It also makes awards for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, MTV Video Music Awards and "American Idol."

St. Regis Crystal to Acquire R.S. Owens
November 19, 2012

Indianapolis-based supplier St. Regis Crystal announced today that it will acquire Chicago awards manufacturer R.S. Owens, effective December 17, 2012.

"This asset-based acquisition presents tremendous opportunities," said Richard Firkser, president and CEO of St. Regis Crystal.



St. Regis Crystal Acquires The Martin Company
April 20, 2010

On April 20, 2010, Cheektowaga, New York-based supplier St. Regis Crystal announced the acquisition of Waxahachie, Texas-based supplier The Martin Company.

"This acquisition presents tremendous opportunities for both companies," said Richard Firkser, president and CEO of St. Regis Crystal. "The Martin Company, founded in 1988, has spent 22 successful years developing it's creative, innovative and technical skills. St Regis complements these skills with superior customer service, huge production capacity and the structural and financial backbone to really grow."