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
It includes three categories: fabrica- on the glass business.”
product color, quality and reliability.
In addition,Vitro Architectural Glass
tors, laminators and architectural win-
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,
AGNORA Wins Business
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
(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.
USGlass, Metal & Glazing | January 2017