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L’ancien dirigeant de la miroiterie Schultz président de la CPME 53



Raphaël Alexandre a été désigné président de la CPME 53, la confédération des petites et moyennes entreprises de la Mayenne, jeudi 9 janvier 2020. Ce n’est pas son premier mandat au sein de l’institution : il a déjà occupé les postes de vice-président à l’industrie et à l’artisanat.

Directeur de la miroiterie Schultz à Saint-Berthevin jusqu’en 2016, Raphaël Alexandre a créé en 2018 l’agence Cheval et Patrimoine spécialisée dans le tourisme équestre. « Nos adhérents se composent essentiellement d’artisans qui travaillent seuls, rappelle le nouveau président. Notre mission reste de les aider au quotidien. »


Acquisition of a mirror factory by Cevino glass in the Lyon region


The mirror of the North of France which has been operating since 2012 from the Dubrulle and Kap Glass mirrors has just bought the mirror of Ponchara, Tecni bombage from its manager Jean Mas. Tecni bombage is one of the major French players in the field of curved glass with around fifty employees and a turnover of around 8 million euros.

Cevino glass which bought in 2018 the mirror maker Nealtis operating in the Paris region now has 14 production sites in France

100 years for the Charles Costa mirror shop




For 100 years, each of the 4 generations has seen their father invest in the Charles Costa business, without counting his time, deploying a lot of effort and always with passion


We are happy to celebrate this year the extraordinary anniversary of our centenary.


Be sure that the satisfaction of our customers will always remain at the heart of our priorities as well as the respect of commitments with our partners.


I join with all my colleagues in presenting to you our best wishes for health, success and serenity for this new year 2020.



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Sarthe. L’entreprise Grav’Or ce week-end à l’Élysée

L’entreprise mancelle de gravure sur verre, fait partie des 100 entreprises sélectionnées pour l’exposition « Fabriqué en France » qui se déroule les 18 et 19 janvier 2020 à l’Elysée.

Les samedi 18 et dimanche 19 janvier 2020, 100 entreprises françaises – sélectionnées parmi 1 750 dossiers – présenteront le savoir-faire « Fabriqué en France » de 100 départements français, à l’Élysée. L’entreprise mancelle Grav’Or a été retenue pour représenter la Sarthe.

Nommée aux Talents de la Sarthe 2018 dans la catégorie « entreprise », la société de miroiterie et décoration sur verre présentera ce week-end un paravent avec gravure à la main, feuille d’or et laquage en églomisé précise le site de l’Élysée.



Glass story : the first steps


In the nature the glass exists :

-It can come from :


The obsidian (generally green or black) has been used during the prehistory (the oldest tools with obsidian has been manufactured 100 000 years ago) and changed in tools, weapons, jewels, mirrors (inside which it was possible to see his own soul!)

Obsidian piece.


Obisidian knive.



Obsidian jewels


-from meteorites



When a meteorite drops on sand

-From the lightning, when a lightning flash touches sand



Every time glass is created it is because there are extreme temperature and pressure conditions.

But a lot more amazing is that glass is also synthesized  in very large quantities in ocean by seaweeds or inside some sponges skeletons.


Yes it is glass!


Seaweeds called "diatomés" have a very delicate glass shell. The glass synthesis is done here by a chemical reaction.




The glass production from seaweeds is huge, a lot more important than the industrial production.

This organic glass is also called "opale" used in jewelry




Two Opales samples.


But the oldest glasses have been discovered on ….the moon during the Apollo missions.


Glass discovery:

The glass was discovered by accident during metal working or inside potter’s furnaces.

The metal working is going to remove the glass from the weapons or tools using to focus it in jewelry, decoration or religious using.


The oldest glasses coming from human work are from 3000 years before JC. Some small statues, beads and jewels were found in Middle East.

During this period the glass is not transparent because the impurities remaining inside the glass.