Brad Iverson, branch manager tours guests through Vitrum’s newly opened Alberta facility. They stopped to watch the automated cutting process. Photo: Vitrum Glass Group

On October 2, 2018, Vitrum Glass Group celebrated the grand opening of its new Calgary manufacturing facility in Rocky View County, Alberta, located ten minutes north of Calgary’s international airport. The new 65,000 square foot facility currently has 35 employees who manage and fabricate local orders for shower doors, railings, monolithic glass products and tempered glass.

This highly automated facility houses a new tempering furnace with a capacity of 10,000 square feet per shift. The seaming equipment, CNC cutting and edge polishing stations are automated, allowing Vitrum Glass Group to fabricate and finish a shower door in under five minutes, according to the company. A laminating line will be installed soon, with plans to have the facility producing laminated products in the spring of 2019.

Tours were hosted for clients and other industry professionals in the fully operating plant throughout the day by Vitrum Glass Group branch manager Brad Iverson. Other activities included an official ribbon cutting by president Thomas Martini and CEO Gemma Martini.

“This facility is a testament to our continued desire to service our clients in the most optimal manner. The Alberta and Prairie market is an important one,” says Thomas Martini. “Over time, our Alberta clients have continually supported us and we now look forward to contributing directly to the local market with enhanced services, even shorter lead times, and industry leading quality.”