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A Snowstorm Didn’t Stop These Businesses

“Mother Nature is going to do what Mother Nature wants to do,” said Jim Ricci, Vitro business development manager, US ARG, of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Texas area, as he recalled last week’s snowstorm. “Until it happens you can’t anticipate … Continue reading

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Vitro Wants Claims Dismissed in Ongoing Boycott Lawsuit

Vitro lawyers have filed a request for an order of dismissal in the ongoing boycott civil lawsuit between O.E.M. Glass Network Inc. and Brooklyn Wholesale Glass Inc. (known together as OEMGN). The stipulation for dismissal would only apply to the … Continue reading

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Vitro Automotriz Glass Closes One of Its Production Lines; Issues Recall

Vitro Automotriz, S.A. de C.V. (Vitro) has announced the company is closing one of its production lines in Meadville, Pa., where more than 100 positions will be impacted by the closing. According to Vitro, the economy, COVID-19 and a need … Continue reading

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Vitro Issues Backlite Recall

Vitro Automotive, S.A. de C.V. (Vitro) has issued a safety recall due to a “noncompliance that exists in certain automotive glass parts.” According to the company, the noncompliance involves rear automotive glass, also known as backlites, which exceed the allowable … Continue reading

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VITRO Returns to Auto Glass Week™ 2019 as Platinum Sponsor

VITRO is back as a Platinum-level sponsor at Auto Glass Week™(AGW), taking place September 4-6, 2019 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Ind. VITRO is a world-wide leading manufacturer of automotive glass for the OEM and ARG market. It … Continue reading

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Vitro Automotive Division Gets New Location

Auto glass shops have another avenue to purchase glass thanks to Vitro’s recent announcement on its new Texas location, which will serve as a wholesale distribution business. According to the company, its main goal is to have quicker distribution times … Continue reading

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Vitro’s Glenn Miner Reflects on 39-Year Career Before Retirement

After 39 years in the industry, Glenn Miner is preparing to retire. March 29, 2019 will be his last day as director of construction for Vitro Architectural Glass, but Miner says it’s still business as usual right now. Miner’s father … Continue reading

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VITRO is Back as a Platinum Auto Glass Week™ Sponsor

VITRO is returning to Auto Glass Week™ 2018 as a Platinum-level sponsor. VITRO is a NAFTA- and a world-wide leading manufacturer of automotive glass for the OEM and ARG market. It has 12 manufacturing plants for original equipment (OE) and … Continue reading

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LKQ Corp. Reports Strong Second Quarter Revenue Growth

LKQ Corporation, former owner of Pittsburgh Glass Works (PGW), had a strong second quarter, bringing in $2.46 billion in revenue—an increase of 6.7 percent compared to 2016’s $2.30 billion second quarter earnings. This is according to the company’s latest financial … Continue reading

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Crinamex by VITRO Joins Auto Glass Week Line-Up of Sponsors

Prepare for three action-packed days of education, competitions and exhibition floor walking on October 4-6 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. Crinamex by VITRO is making its return this year as a Platinum sponsor. Crinamex by VITRO will be … Continue reading

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LKQ Corporation Finalizes Sale of PGW to Vitro, S.A.B

LKQ Corporation’s sale of PGW’s OEM glass manufacturing business to Vitro, S.A.B has been completed for the agreed price of $310 million. “This divestiture, and the retention of the PGW aftermarket glass distribution business, reflects LKQ’s ongoing commitment to being a … Continue reading

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Vitro, LKQ Reach Agreement on Pittsburgh Glass Works

Mexico’s Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V. North American glass producer, announced today that it has reached an agreement to acquire Pittsburgh Glass Works LLC (“PGW”) automotive Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) glass business from LKQ Corporation for a total consideration of about $310 million USD.

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Vitro Could Tap PPG’s Research Capabilities to Improve Automotive Glass

PPG has been out of the automotive glass business since divesting its automotive business in 2008 and selling its stake in Pittsburgh Glass Works to LKQ Corp. in late April of this year. However, Mexican-based Vitro is purchasing the assets of PPG’s flat glass business for $750 million. Vitro produces both OE and aftermarket automotive glass and plans to tap PPG’s research center to expand these offerings, said PPG vice president of flat glass Dick Beuke.

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Vitro to Expand its Automotive Glass Production Capacity

Mexico-based Vitro is building a production plant for the automotive glass replacement market as well as a new OE automated line for the bending process. The company is investing $35 million USD to expand operations and plans to have both additions in operation in 2017.

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