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Line 1 at Vitro Carlisle Plant Restarts Production

Vitro Architectural Glass today announced that Line 1 at its Carlisle, PA plant has restarted production. 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 last August,” said Tom Abbas, Carlisle plant manager, Vitro Architectural Glass. “I’m very proud of how everyone at Carlisle rose to the occasion to maintain the integrity of the plant and expedite the cold repair. It’s great to have the plant at full capacity again.”
 
The return of Line 1 marks the restoration of 640 short tons of production per day for Vitro. Line 1 will initially focus on running the low iron Starphire Ultra-Clear® glass by Vitro, while Line 2 will continue production of clear glass. 
 
“Working with our internal engineering team and our engineering contractor, we were able to make several improvements to the line,” said Roberto Cabrera, director of engineering, Vitro Architectural Glass. “Our goal was to get back into production as soon as possible, but with our combined experience we were able to make some environmental and production improvements that will provide greater efficiency and consistency.” 
 
To learn more about Vitro Glass and its entire family of advanced architectural glasses, visit www.vitroglazings.com or call 1-855-VTRO-GLS (887-6457).
 
About Vitro Architectural Glass
Vitro Architectural Glass, part of Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV:VITROA), is a new organization created from Vitro’s acquisition of PPG’s flat glass business unit. Now the largest company of its kind in the Americas, Vitro Architectural Glass manufactures industry-leading brands such as Solarban®, Sungate® and Starphire Ultra-Clear® glasses at U.S. plants in Carlisle, Pennsylvania; Fresno, California; Salem, Oregon; and Wichita Falls, Texas. The company also operates one of the world’s largest glass research and development facilities in Pittsburgh and four residential glass fabrication plants in Canada. For more information, please visit www.vitroglazings.com.
 
Starphire Ultra-Clear is a registered trademark owned by Vitro.
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PITTSBURGH, July 30, 2018 —