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Saint-Gobain Announces Relocation of Vetrotech North America to Faribault, Minnesota, Allowing Investment in New Manufacturing Technology

Vetrotech's new manufacturing facility in Faribault, MN
Saint-Gobain, through its specialist fire-rated glass subsidiary Vetrotech Saint-Gobain North America, today announced the upcoming relocation of Vetrotech North America’s Headquarters in Auburn, Washington to a new facility in Faribault, Minnesota. The relocation will allow Vetrotech to invest in new manufacturing technology, continuing the company’s commitment to its growth in North America.

By locating in Faribault, Vetrotech North America will be able to leverage synergies with other local Saint-Gobain businesses, notably Sage Electrochromics, the makers of SageGlass. By investing in new technology, the company will be able to introduce its CONTRAFLAM-ONE fire-rated glass technology to market in the United States, a true eco-innovation customer solution combining both performance and sustainability. This move comes as Saint-Gobain continues to implement its global Grow and impact strategy, which includes expanding its presence in key, fast-growing markets and fostering growth through customer-centric innovation. 

“Vetrotech North America’s relocation to Faribault, Minnesota will provide us the tools and synergies we need as we continue our commitment to growing our presence in North America and serving our customers,” said Kevin Norcross, General Manager of Vetrotech Saint-Gobain North America in Washington. “We thank the Auburn community for their years of hospitality to our business and look forward to engaging with new neighbors in Faribault and building successful partnerships.” 

The completion of relocation activities for both glass processing and framing system manufacturing is targeted for the end of this year.  

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About Vetrotech Saint-Gobain North America

Vetrotech Saint-Gobain North America is part of an international business unit within the Saint-Gobain group specializing in the development, production and distribution of sustainable fire-rated safety and high-security glass for the building and marine sectors. Vetrotech provides project-bound design assistance to address any kind of risk scenario or threat levels; adapted to any architectural need; blending into any environment while providing the places where we live, work, learn or gather with the highest standard of safety and security for the peace of mind of all stakeholders. 

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About Saint-Gobain

Worldwide leader in light and sustainable construction, Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes materials and services for the construction and industrial markets. Its integrated solutions for the renovation of public and private buildings, light construction and the decarbonization of construction and industry are developed through a continuous innovation process and provide sustainability and performance. The group’s commitment is guided by its purpose, “MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER HOME.” 

€44.2 billion in sales in 2021 
More than 166,000 employees, located in 76 countries 
Committed to achieving Carbon Neutrality by 2050