Mexico-based glass manufacturer Vitro is expanding its production capacity of flat glass by adding a fourth furnace, which is expected to be operational in 2017. The company also announced its furnace operating in Mexicali will enter a repair phase in mid-2016, further expanding capacity.

Net investment for the expansion will be approximately $85 million, according to the company.

“This decision will enable us to support our customers’ growth in the automotive and construction segments in the coming years and to continue generating future value for our shareholders,” says Adrian Sada Cueva, CEO of Vitro.

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