Home » NEWS » Vitro America adding jobs

Vitro America adding jobs

GRENADA — Vitro America, LLC, a fabricator and distributor of architectural glass and aluminum products, will consolidate the production of safety glass and storefront metal systems into an in-house operation at its Grenada manufacturing facility. Previously, the company outsourced production of its storefront metal systems.

Vitro America has invested $1.2 million in new equipment to facilitate these new operations and will create 20 new jobs over the next three years. The Grenada facility currently employs approximately 100 workers.

“Wayne B. Smith, plant manager. said, “We have been here since 1947 and hope to remain in Grenada for another 60 years and beyond. Our plan is that our investment will enable us to be more competitive in the storefront metal commercial markets and that we will soon outgrow our expansion requiring more capital investment and more jobs.”

The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) provided the company with $135,000 in Development Infrastructure Program funds for facility improvements, and the City of Grenada provided $15,000 in matching funds for the project.

Vitro America serves commercial and residential markets throughout the United States. Currently headquartered in Memphis, the company is now recognized as one of the largest full-line glass distributors in the country, with more than 30 distribution and fabrication locations that furnish laminated glass, heat-treated glass, insulated, spandrel, mirror and many other glass and glass-related products.


… we’d like to ask for your support. More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling fast. Unlike many, we do not use a pay wall, because we want to continue providing Mississippi’s most comprehensive business news each and every day. But that takes time, money and hard work. We do it because it is important to us … and equally important to you, if you value the flow of trustworthy news and information which have always kept America strong and free for more than 200 years.

If those who read our content will help fund it, we can continue to bring you the very best in news and information. Please consider joining us as a valued member, or if you prefer, make a one-time contribution.

Click for more info

About Wally Northway

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *