Posts Tagged ‘ Vitro ’

Vitro Board of Directors Approves Construction of New Float Furnace

Jun 28th, 2021

Vitro announced that its board of directors has approved the construction of a third float furnace at the company’s García plant near Monterrey, Mexico. The approximately $120 million investment will allow the company to meet growing market demand in Latin America, officials said, with greater product availability and improved logistics. “Board approval of the construction […]

Vitro Glass Renames Solarban 70XL By Dropping “XL”

Aug 13th, 2019

Vitro Architectural Glass, formerly PPG Glass, has changed the name of its Solarban 70XL solar control low-emissivity (low-E) glass by dropping the “XL” and calling it simply Solarban 70 glass. Robert J. Struble, Vitro Architectural Glass manager of brand and communications, emphasized that, despite the name change, there have been no changes to the glass […]

Mexico Faces New Tariff on All Goods

Jun 3rd, 2019

In a move to halt illegal immigration, President Trump has said that the U.S. will impose a 5% tariff on all goods coming into the U.S. from Mexico, beginning June 10. In a tweet last Thursday, the president threatened to increase that tariff rate gradually until “the illegal immigration problem is remedied, at which time […]

Vitro Names Bradley Boone Director of OEM for Residential and Specialty Glass

May 31st, 2019

Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) has appointed Bradley P. Boone to director of the original equipment manufacturers (OEM) segment for residential glass and specialty glass markets. A 39-year company veteran, Boone has spent his entire career in the glass business, primarily in glass manufacturing and in the technical support, sales and marketing of glass […]

Vitro Architectural Glass Has Three New Vice Presidents

May 17th, 2019

Paul Bush, Patrick J. Kenny and Mark Seeton have all been appointed to vice president positions at Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass). As vice president of quality and technical services, Bush will be responsible for product quality and quality processes, and for providing technical support and guidance to Vitro Glass customers and field sales […]

Vitro’s Glenn Miner Reflects on 39 Years

Mar 25th, 2019

Officials for Vitro Architectural Glass have announced that Glenn Miner, the company’s director of construction, will retire March 29, 2019. In the meantime, Miner says his 39-year-long career isn’t over yet. Instead, with four days left, it’s business as usual. Amid the company’s annual certified fabricator meeting this week, “… we’re in the process of […]

Vitro Leaders Discuss Transition and the Company’s Future Under Maiz

Nov 29th, 2018

Vitro Architectural Glass is no stranger to change. Since buying the assets of PPG’s flat glass division in 2016, the company has succeeded in combining two of North America’s oldest glass companies. While Vitro will continue its transition strategy, it will do so without current Vitro Architectural Glass president Richard Beuke at the helm, who company […]

Vitro Architectural Glass Updates Two AIA Continuing Education Courses

Oct 1st, 2018

Two updated American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (AIA CES) registered courses can be accessed via Vitro Architectural Glass’ online “Continuing Education” portal. “Understanding Low-E Coatings” shows how high-performance architectural glass can significantly improve the energy efficiency of buildings while simultaneously reducing their operating costs and carbon emissions. The course examines how low-E coatings […]

Take a Look at What’s New at GlassBuild America

Sep 13th, 2018

The glass, glazing and fenestration industry has descended upon Las Vegas this week for GlassBuild America 2018. Take a look some of the newest products and developments in not only glass, but also components and machinery. Youtube Link

Line 1 at Vitro Carlisle Plant Restarts Production

Jul 31st, 2018

Vitro Architectural Glass has restarted production on Line 1 at its Carlisle, Pa., plant. The line experienced a glass leak on August 17, 2017, resulting in a complete cold repair of the line. “The entire Carlisle team is thankful for the support provided by Vitro management, our employees, suppliers and industry partners following the incident […]

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