The Jar Store's Mason Featured on the January 22nd New CSI Show, "The Grave Shift"

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During the episode, CSI lab technicians discover that The Jar Store's mason has become the container of choice for an arsonist-murderer trying to cover his tracks.

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Last year they were primarily relegated to background roles - storage for preserved body parts kept as mementos by a deranged serial killer, for example - but now they seem to be breaking through into featured roles.

The January 22nd episode of CSI featured The Jar Store's 16 oz mason jars as a detonator in one of the program's signature crime reconstruction scenes. An autopsy revealed a glass "M" inside the burnt corpse of a murdered man, which led to a detailed investigation of the use of a mason jar to trigger a large explosion in a Vegas home.

During the episode, CSI lab technicians discover that The Jar Store's mason has become the container of choice for an arsonist-murderer trying to cover his tracks. By using a common canning jar to create a time-delayed trigger, he was able to construct a homemade bomb that was difficult to trace. CSI investigators were able to replicate what the arsonist did by experimenting with several mason jars.

Although not the best showcase for industrial grade glass, some Jar Store fans found irresistible comedy in the company's Hollywood debut: "I could totally see the high quality and fabulous value in that explosion," says Mike Shaw, of PRNewswire-Asia. "Glass jars are really making a push in the televised serial crime drama this year," notes Bryan Maleszyk, a Boston-based media consultant and pop culture analyst. "Last year they were primarily relegated to background roles - storage for preserved body parts kept as mementos by a deranged serial killer, for example - but now they seem to be breaking through into featured roles." Not to be outdone, Paula Capaldo, The Jar Store's national sales director, noted that she thought "our explosive jars" made us look "really appealing and safe for potential customers who want jars that withstand high temperatures."

Fans can watch The Jar Store's glass jars explode by visiting the "Featured Videos" section at, http://www.cbs.com/primetime/csi/ and clicking on "The Grave Shift." Viewers may even vote on their favorite part of the episode!

About The Jar Store

A master distributor for Libbey Glass and other manufacturers for four years, The Jar Store's typical customer uses glass jars, like the 16 oz mason, for industrial filling applications, including candles, gourmet food packing, canning, storage, confection, tea, coffee, spices, wedding favors and artistic centerpieces. The Jar Store's super reliable delivery system helps over 10,000 growing businesses bring visually appealing containers to aspiring end users. The Jar Store's unmatched glassware collection combined with innovative shipping solutions and volume-driven discounts helps generate tremendous growth opportunities and repeat business.

For more information on The Jar Store, visit http://www.JarStore.com or call 1-860-826-1881.

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