Vitro Architectural Glass’ Carlisle manufacturing plant celebrated 50 years of continuous operation this past Friday.

To celebrate the moment, Vitro planted two dogwood trees to symbolize its commitment to honoring the past and continuing to lead “the industry in the future by promoting sustainability and improving operations through innovative research,” The Sentinel reported.

The Carlisle plant manufactures flat glass for use in residential and commercial construction markets. Products produced include Starphire ultra-clear glass and both Solarban solar control and Sungate passive low-E glasses.

Since its commission in 1972, the Carlisle plant has produced enough glass to build a two-lane highway from Earth to the moon and three-quarters of the way back,” retired glass engineer Ed Kapura said at the ceremony.

The occasion follows Vitro’s announcement in June that it partnered with VueReal, which is a leader in micro printing technology. According to Vitro, the partnership is meant to advance the interactivity and functionality of glass.

“Innovation and collaboration are central to Vitro’s success, and we are excited to be partnering with VueReal to assist in the evolution of display technology,” said Vitro CEO Adrián Sada Cueva. “Together, our aim is to enhance the experience consumers have with glass in their homes, cars, buildings and beyond.”