Posts Tagged ‘ Vitro ’

US Escalates Trade War with China Over Subsidized Imports

May 15th, 2024

The United States will impose new tariffs on Chinese imports to mitigate the flood of artificially low-cost products dumped onto global markets. President Joe Biden announced Tuesday that the move targets various materials, including aluminum, steel and solar products. U.S. and European Union officials fear China is attempting to tackle a subsidy-fueled overcapacity problem in […]

GlassBuild Draws the Latest Options for Window Shopping

Nov 2nd, 2023

GlassBuild America is underway in Atlanta this week, where after the deployment of new Energy Star requirements manufacturers continue to promote products and materials to help meet the new criteria. Exhibitors came prepared with “menus” of insulating glass, low-E coatings and new profiles to help last-minute shoppers update their door and window products. In many […]

Glass on Display

Nov 1st, 2023

Vitro Architectural Products featured a number of high performance options, including its VIG and a up-and-coming coating.

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 […]

Earth Day: More Than a 24-Hour Cycle

Apr 22nd, 2022

While individuals clean their neighborhoods and plant trees for the 52nd anniversary of Earth Day, many glass and window companies within the industry have already adopted the mindset that effectively observing the annual event requires more dedication than one day of attention allows. “Invest In Our Planet™” is the theme for Earth Day 2022, which […]

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 […]