Construction milestone for Guardian Glass manufacturing plant in Częstochowa

From left to right: Grzegorz Kuznik, Plant Manager Guus Boekhoudt, Vice President of Guardian Glass in Europe Krzysztof Matyjaszczyk, Częstochowa City Mayor Kevin Baird, Guardian Glass President and CEO  Conrad Bruch, Ambassador of the Grand Duchy of Lux.
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Guardian Glass, LLC

Date: 3 October 2018

Guardian Glass welcomed today M. Janusz Michałek, President of the Katowice Special Economic Zone, and M. Krzysztof Matyjaszczyk, Częstochowa City Mayor, for the groundbreaking ceremony of the company’s new plant in Częstochowa, Poland.

In August 2017, Guardian Industries approved the investment for an additional float and coated glass manufacturing plant in Czestochowa, to meet the growing demand for float, coated and fabricated glass products across Europe.

The new facility location is adjacent to the company’s existing plant. Preparation and execution of the project has already begun.

Janusz Michałek, President of the Katowice Special Economic Zone. Photo Guardian Glass, LLC
Janusz Michałek, President of the Katowice Special Economic Zone. | Photo Guardian Glass, LLC

“We are excited about the growth we’ve seen in Poland -- and confident that the Częstochowa location is well positioned to meet our customer’s needs. We’ve enjoyed strong support from the city of Częstochowa, the Katowice Special Economic Zone and the Polish government,” said Kevin Baird, Guardian Glass President and CEO.

Kevin Baird, Guardian Glass President and CEO and M. Krzysztof Matyjaszczyk, Częstochowa City Mayor. Photo Guardian Glass, LLC
Kevin Baird, Guardian Glass President and CEO and M. Krzysztof Matyjaszczyk, Częstochowa City Mayor. | Photo Guardian Glass, LLC

“I would like to thank very much for the trust of the Guardian Glass management. Guardian is not only a large employer, but also a particularly valuable partner in the region. It is very important that Guardian Glass expands its activity in Częstochowa and creates new jobs for qualified specialists. Częstochowa is a very good location for production and services, and thanks to such investments, the attractiveness and credibility of Częstochowa as a business center increases particularly” - said Mayor Krzysztof Matyjaszczyk.

Janusz Michałek, President of the Katowice Special Economic Zone. Photo Guardian Glass, LLC
Janusz Michałek, President of the Katowice Special Economic Zone. | Photo Guardian Glass, LLC

“Further evidence of our commitment to Poland is that our existing float line in Częstochowa just went through a repair project, which increases its production capacity by around 25%. With both furnaces, we are tripling production. To give you an idea of the sheer size of this project, in the future, we will be able to produce 60 km of glass per day – producing enough glass in four days to build a glass road from Częstochowa to Warsaw,” said Guus Boekhoudt, Vice President of Guardian Glass in Europe.

From left to right: Juan J. Jones, Project Director; Grzegorz Kuznik, Plant Manager Conrad Bruch, Ambassador of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg Guus Boekhoudt, Vice President of Guardian Glass in Europe Kevin Baird, Guardian Glass President and CEO  Krzysztof Matyjaszczyk, Częstochowa City Mayor Photo Guardian Glass, LLC
From left to right:
Juan J. Jones, Project Director;
Grzegorz Kuznik, Plant Manager;
Conrad Bruch, Ambassador of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg;
Guus Boekhoudt, Vice President of Guardian Glass in Europe;
Kevin Baird, Guardian Glass President and CEO; 
Krzysztof Matyjaszczyk, Częstochowa City Mayor | Photo Guardian Glass, LLC

The new facility is expected to begin operations in early 2020, and will create more than 150 new jobs. Combined, the two facilities will create a competitive, efficient structure to deliver a wide range of glass products and will generate long-term value for our customers in the region.

From left to right: Kevin Baird, Guardian Glass President and CEO  Krzysztof Matyjaszczyk, Częstochowa City Mayor Guus Boekhoudt, Vice President of Guardian Glass in Europe Conrad Bruch, Ambassador of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg Photo Guardian Glass, LLC
From left to right:
Kevin Baird, Guardian Glass President and CEO;
Krzysztof Matyjaszczyk, Częstochowa City Mayor;
Guus Boekhoudt, Vice President of Guardian Glass in Europe;
Conrad Bruch, Ambassador of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg | Photo Guardian Glass, LLC
From left to right: Grzegorz Kuznik, Plant Manager Guus Boekhoudt, Vice President of Guardian Glass in Europe Krzysztof Matyjaszczyk, Częstochowa City Mayor Kevin Baird, Guardian Glass President and CEO  Conrad Bruch, Ambassador of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg Photo Guardian Glass, LLC
From left to right:
Grzegorz Kuznik, Plant Manager;
Guus Boekhoudt, Vice President of Guardian Glass in Europe;
Krzysztof Matyjaszczyk, Częstochowa City Mayor;
Kevin Baird, Guardian Glass President and CEO;
Conrad Bruch, Ambassador of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg | Photo Guardian Glass, LLC
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