Posts Tagged ‘ Vitro Architectural Glass ’

Vitro to Halt Work on Carlisle Raw-Glass Production Line

Nov 16th, 2023

Vitro Architectural Glass announced it will temporarily halt work on one of its raw-glass production lines in Carlisle, Pa., to revamp operations. According to a Vitro statement, the line (Line One) will be configured to produce glass for First Solar, a U.S.-based manufacturer of solar panels. Vitro officials say the pause will begin in the […]

Window Retrofit Technologies Selected for Government Testing

Jul 19th, 2023

The U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA) Green Proving Ground (GPG) program has selected 20 building technologies to test in buildings to help decarbonize the built environment. Among the selection are several window retrofit technologies that aim to improve the performance of building envelopes. GSA officials say that this year’s program focuses on American-made technologies in […]

Window Retrofit Technologies Selected for Governmental Testing

Jun 29th, 2023

The U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA) Green Proving Ground (GPG) program has selected 20 building technologies to test in buildings to help decarbonize the built environment. Among the selection are several window retrofit technologies that aim to improve the performance of a building’s exterior envelope. GSA officials say that this year’s program focuses on American-made […]

Vitro Architectural Glass Reorganizes

Jan 12th, 2023

Vitro Architectural Glass, formerly PPG Glass, announced organizational updates to its marketing and innovation division. Those moving to new or expanded roles include Wendy Carroll, Fernando Diez, Emily Losego and Robert Struble. “It’s my honor to announce these well-deserved promotions,” says Martin Bracamonte, vice president of marketing and innovation. “Led by this dream team of […]

Vitro Announces the Passing of Veteran Employee Joe Sennese

Nov 17th, 2022

Vitro Architectural Glass announced that Joe Sennese passed away on Nov. 7, 2022, at the age of 55 following a long battle with cancer. Sennese joined Vitro in 2005 as an architect representative. He quickly rose in the ranks becoming a national architectural manager, director of architectural development and manager of product sales and business […]

Glass Leak at Vitro Plant Injures Multiple People

Aug 8th, 2022

A glass leak at Vitro Architectural Glass’ Wichita Falls, Texas, plant on Sunday afternoon injured multiple people. According to Vitro, the line number two furnace developed a leak that caused hot, molten glass to escape from the vessel. Multiple agencies were deployed to the scene to help seal the leak. Six employees who were injured […]

Forklift Accident Kills Woman at Vitro Plant in Wichita Falls

Aug 2nd, 2022

An employee contracted by Vitro Architectural Glass died Saturday night in Wichita Falls, Texas, after she was run over by a forklift. The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office said that 31-year-old Kimberly Wright passed away after arriving at the emergency room following an industrial accident involving a forklift. “We are deeply saddened to report that on […]

Industry Prices Continue to Rise

Jun 24th, 2022

The combination of material cost increases, supply chain disruptions, and other economic pressures has forced companies throughout the globe to raise prices. These volatile factors have also impacted the fenestration and glass industries, which have seen companies such as Guardian Glass announce price increases and surcharges. Guardian is not alone, as other suppliers issued price increases, including […]

There’s Never Been a Better Time to Get Involved with NFRC

Dec 13th, 2021

Despite 2021 being a year of online meetings and missed connections with colleagues in person, the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) succeeded in laying the groundwork for new and improved programs, engaged members, and increased dialogue within the industry. As plans develop for more in-person meetings, as well as continued online meetings, now is a […]

Vitro Acquires Exclusive Rights To Sell Tempered Vacuum Insulating Units

Jul 22nd, 2021

Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) announced it has reached an agreement with LandGlass and VIG Technologies to sell their tempered vacuum insulating glass (VIG) products in North America. “LandGlass and their LandVac brand uses the world’s best VIG technology, so their products are a natural fit in Vitro’s already expansive and trusted product portfolio,” […]