CompanyNews  
Vitro Launches Certified  
Network; Earns R&D Award  
itro Architectural Glass, formerly Vitro glass services,” says Glenn Miner, Solarban 90, which features “quad-  
PPG Glass,has launched theVitro director of construction at Vitro. “Our silver” coating technology, received  
Certified Network. The network customers will also continue to work an R&D 100 award.  
retains members, products and services with the people and products they’ve  
of certified fabricator programs formerly relied on for years while receiving the in glass handling, fabrication, packag-  
operated by PPG’s flat glass business unit. added support of a company focused ing and shipping to ensure consistent  
V
It includes three categories: fabrica- on the glass business.”  
product color, quality and reliability.  
In addition,Vitro Architectural Glass  
tors, laminators and architectural win-  
dow manufacturers.  
We will continue to support and certified by Vitro Glass to provide Magazine for the development of  
Members of the Vitro Certified  
Network are supported, audited and won an R&D 100 Award from R&D  
certify the industry’s top fabricators to high-quality fabricated glass products Solarban 90 glass, the first product to  
ensure architects, glazing contractors with accelerated turnaround times, ac- feature its proprietary “quad-silver”  
and general contractors have access to cording to the company. They also re- coating technology.  
premium Solarban glass products and ceive advanced training and education  
Linetec to Add 40 Jobs,  
Expand Capacity  
AGNORA Wins Business  
Growth Award  
Linetec’s Dave Schraufnagel (left)  
and Kevin Schaetzl (right) inspect  
AGNORA’s Richard Wilson (center) and team accept the 2016 Private  
Business Growth Award, presented by Kevin Ladner, CEO and executive  
Partner, Grant Thornton LLP (left) and Honorable Perrin Beatty, president  
and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce (right).  
coated aluminum to ensure it meets  
high quality standards.  
Linetec is expanding shift coverage  
and enhancing production flow at  
its paint facility in Wausau, Wis. The  
company is adding at least 40 new  
jobs, including two supervisors and  
all levels of production associates.  
“Linetec has added nearly 100 jobs in  
the last year, and we are excited to have  
more positions to fill,” says Jane Kessel,  
vice president of human resources.“The  
jobs created have been good-paying  
jobs.Our starting rates are $15 per hour  
plus premiums and bonuses.” n  
he Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Grant Thornton LLP an-  
nounced Collingwood, Ontario-based Architectural Glass North America  
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(AGNORA) as the first-place winner of its Private Business Growth Award.  
We couldn’t be more honored to receive such a prestigious award,” says  
Richard Wilson, president and founder of AGNORA. “Our sincere appreciation  
goes out to Grant Thornton and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and  
most importantly, our people. It is through their dedication and exceptional  
talent that we are able to do extraordinary things.”  
The Private Business Growth Award is a national award program designed  
to pay tribute to the integral role that Canada’s private businesses play in  
growing the country’s economy.  
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