The above photo taken on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021 shows progress being made on the future home of Glass Insulators, Inc. in Bloomer. Last summer, Glass Insulators’ owners, Stacy and Mandi Marik, purchased the old Applegate Insulation building at 600 Industrial Boulevard and started gutting the building to remodel and update it for their needs. On Sept. 23, 2020 they broke ground for an expansion project of the building which is being expanded in three directions to more than 47,000 square feet of space. Stacy said in September that the expansion will give them “better flow, greater efficiency and a safer work environment.”  He also said it will provide “much needed capacity to invest in future automation and positions in the workforce.”