Vetrazzo® (the product) was invented by a passionate glass scientist in 1996 in Berkeley, California - back when "green" was just a color. More than ten years later, the patented product (Patent No. US 7,771,529) has appeared on HGTV, the DIY Network, and shows like The View. Editors in reputable media outlets rave about Vetrazzo and its many virtues. We're blushing and flattered.
In 2006, Vetrazzo® opened its manufacturing plant and corporate headquarters in the refurbished Ford Assembly Building at Ford Point in Richmond, California. We’re excited to be a part of the revitalization of this historic landmark. The building opened in 1931 as Ford’s west coast Model-A production plant, and enjoyed a rich history (including being converted to war-time production) until its close in 1956.
In 2010, Vetrazzo was acquired by Polycor Inc, the most diversified and largest fully-integrated granite and marble group in North America, providing natural stone solutions since 1987.
Manufacturing moved to Polycor's Georgia Marble plant in the sleepy town of Tate, (just an hour north of Atlanta), where marble is manufactured alongside Vetrazzo. If Georgia Marble represents an iconic part of American history - it built the New York Stock Exchange annex, the statue in the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., the National Air and Space Museum and the East Wing of the National Gallery of Art, to name a few - then the growth of the Vetrazzo brand represents America's forward march toward sustainable building.
So what does the next decade hold? With Polycor's innovative manufacturing processes and cutting edge research and development - not to mention a time-tested, now patented formula - we are committed to manufacturing the same product people have grown to love, and make it even better.
The original glass surface - now that's our story.
At Polycor Vetrazzo, we aim to improve the local and global community by our operation and profitability. We believe that markets can make a change and we get back what we give. We mitigate the inherent impact of manufacturing a product by measuring that impact and adjusting our process at every step in order to reduce our impact on the environment, while driving towards efficiency. We maintain a leadership position with regards to how we manufacture our products, obtain our raw materials, foster the growth and success of our staff, by adhering to the guiding principles of integrity, respect, honesty, quality, responsibility, and fairness, and transparency. These principles are the soil from which we grow our business. By operating with integrity and transparency, we build and deepen credibility and trust with our employees, customers, vendors, partners, stockholders, and the community.