Line 1 at Vitro Carlisle Plant Restarts Production

Vitro Architectural Glass has re-started production on Line 1 at its Carlisle, Pa., plant. 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,” says Tom Abbas, plant manager. “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 initially will focus on running the company’s low-iron Starphire Ultra-Clear glass, while Line 2 will continue producing clear glass.

“Working with our internal engineering team and our engineering contractor, we were able to make several improvements to the line,” says Roberto Cabrera, director of engineering.

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