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San Pedro Garza Garcia, Nuevo Leon, August 21, 2017.- Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV: VITROA), hereinafter “Vitro” or the “Company”, the leading glass producer in North America, has reported that one of the two float glass furnaces developed a leak, at the plant near Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in the United States. There are no injuries reported, however, the Company decided to suspend production temporarily in both furnaces for safety reasons and to minimize the possibility of further damage.
The Company is in the process of assessing the impact of this damage and determine when operations on the plant can be restored. Vitro has in place insurance coverage and policies for such contingencies.
Further announcements related to this outage will be made timely.Download
Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV: VITROA) is a leading glass manufacturer in North America and one of the world’s major companies in its industry, backed by more than 100 years of experience. Founded in 1909 in Monterrey, Mexico, the Company has subsidiaries around the globe, offering quality products and reliable services to meet the needs of two businesses: glass containers and flat glass. Companies of Vitro produce, process, distribute, and market a wide range of glass articles, which are part of the daily life of thousands of people. Vitro offers solutions for multiple markets, including cosmetic, pharmaceutical and toiletries, as well as architectural and automotive. The Company is also a supplier of chemical products and raw material, machinery, molds and equipment for industrial use. As a socially responsible organization, Vitro works on several initiatives aligned to its Sustainability Model, aiming to create a positive influence in the economic, social, and environmental aspects relevant to its stakeholders, in a responsible corporate management framework.