Vitro Architectural Glass Approves Expansion, Set to Create 50 New Jobs

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Vitro Architectural Glass leaders have officially decided to expand and purchase a brand new piece of equipment for their Wichita Falls location, which could bring 50 new jobs to the city.

Wichita Falls leaders gave Vitro Architectural Glass, formerly PPG, a $3 million incentive for the expansion.

The vote was 6-1, with District 5 Councilor Romeo Montez III, the lone dissenter.

PPG became a part of vitro on October 1 and the CEO wants to purchase a jumbo coater, which is about a $55 million investment that would also include a new building to house the equipment. A coater is a piece of equipment that improves the energy efficiency of glass.

The 4A Board, and now the city council, approved an incentive package that is for $3 million, along with tax incentives.

Plant manager, Bill Haley said if the incentive package is approved, then the coater project will create at least 50 new jobs.

The CEO hopes to have the project complete by April 2018.

Read more about the incentive package here and here.

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