Vitro Resumes Glass Making in Mexico: Gas Pipeline
Attacks Causes Temporary Interruption in Operations
by Tami Faram
Vitro, S.A. de C.V., in Monterrey, Mexico, has resumed operations
at two of its glass production facilities. Terrorist attacks on
state-run gas Pemex pipelines caused many plants to shut down operations,
including the glass manufacturer, Vitro. The company is estimating
the temporary shutdown cost about $800,000 for the interruption
of its two production facilities located in Queretaro and Guadalajara,
Vitro's operations were halted on July 11, following rebel attacks
on pipelines carrying natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas, crude
oil and gasoline between Mexico City and Guadalajara. Vitro was
able to reopen its facilities on the July 13 and 14, just a couple
of days after the pipeline attack.
According to a company press release, business now is back to normal
operations. "We are confident that within the next few weeks we
will be able to recover production volumes to satisfy our customers'
requirements," says the release.
Tami Faram is the editor of USGNN.com.