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Vitro Celebrates 50 Year Anniversary


Trees planted at the Vitro Carlisle plant

Vitro Architectural Glass celebrated 50 years in business by planting two trees outside of its manufacturing plant in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, which has been in commission since 1972. 

The plant manufactures flat glass, including Starphire Ultra-Clear low-iron glass and both Solarban solar control and Sungate passive low-e glasses, which are used in residential and commercial construction markets.

Why trees?

“The planting of two trees on our site is a small, yet symbolic tribute to the two production lines at Carlisle that are responsible for producing glass that helps keep buildings and homes energy efficient,” says Vitro Carlisle Plant Manager Darrell Jewell. “Throughout our history, both previously as PPG Glass and today as Vitro, we have continually raised the industry standard for sustainability. Vitro was the first company to achieve Cradle to Cradle Certification for our entire collection of architectural glasses. Our products also help architects achieve LEED Certification for their projects.”

By planting the two trees in front of the Vitro Carlisle plant, Vitro's goal was to highlight the purpose of the company, which is to honor the past and innovate the future by practicing sustainable industry standards and continuously improving operations through better research and development.

The tree planting ceremony was open to Vitro employees, contractors and the plant’s retired workers. The company has various other celebrations planned throughout the summer to honor its 50 year milestone.