Volunteer Projects

         Vitro® Architectural Glass, formerly PPG Glass, planted two trees in July at its manufacturing plant in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.  The trees were planted to commemorate 50 years of continuous operation of the plant’s two production lines, which were commissioned in 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.

         By planting the two trees in front of the Vitro Carlisle plant, Vitro Architectural Glass highlighted 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 planned various other celebrations throughout the summer to honor its 50-year milestone.

         Vitro Glass manufactures a range of industry-leading, energy-efficient products such as Solarban, Sungate, and Starphire Ultra-Clear glasses at United States plants in Carlisle; Fresno, California; Salem, Oregon; and Wichita Falls, Texas.  Committed to sustainable manufacturing processes and products, the company also operates one of the world’s largest glass research and development facilities in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and four residential glass fabrication plants in Canada. 

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