Processing & productivity
Vitrum celebrates grand opening of new manufacturing facility
By Vitrum Glass Group
By Vitrum Glass Group
Oct. 18, 2018 – On Tuesday October 2, 2018, Vitrum Glass Group celebrated the grand opening of their new Calgary manufacturing facility in Rocky View County, Alberta, located just 10 minutes North of Calgary’s international airport. The new 65,000 square foot facility currently employs 35 employees who manage and fabricate local orders for shower doors, railings, monolithic glass products, and tempered glass.
This highly automated facility currently houses a new tempering furnace with a capacity of 10,000 square foot per shift. The seaming equipment, CNC cutting, and edge polishing stations are highly automated which allow Vitrum Glass Group to fabricate and finish a shower door in under 5 minutes. While in-house fabricated products are being produced more rapidly than ever before with significantly less glass handling. In glass, this is important, as the more times glass is handled, the greater the opportunity for damage or defects to occur. A state-of-the-art laminating line will be installed in the very near future, with plans to have it producing laminated products for the spring of 2019.
Vitrum Glass Group’s full array of products continue to be available from the Langley, BC manufacturing facility, with most products shipping over-night (regular lead times apply). These include insulated glass units, heat-soaked glass, laminated glass, oversized glass, digitally-printed, back painted glass, spandrel glass, curved glass, fire-rated glass as well as many other specialty glass types.
Tours were hosted for clients and industry insiders, in the fully operating plant throughout the day by Vitrum Glass Group’s Branch Manager, Brad Iverson. Other festivities included an official ribbon cutting by Vitrum Glass Group’s President, Thomas Martini and Vitrum Glass Group’s CEO, Gemma Martini. Thomas Martini stated, “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. 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.”
Vitrum Glass Group would like to thank everyone who carefully navigated the roads to attend the event during an unseasonably early October snow storm. Their next event, to be held at the peak of Summer 2019, should promise less snow, but that’s one thing they weren’t willing to guarantee.
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