We are excited about our new green initiative,” said Scott Billings, director of distribution operations for Guardian Automotive. “Windshield recycling is a win/win – we’re doing the right thing for the environment by keeping windshields out of landfills and we’re helping our customers reduce their waste costs.”
Customers of Guardian Automotive’s distribution business can return damaged windshields to Guardian to be recycled. The new windshield recycling program is currently operational at four of Guardian’s 12 distribution centers: Detroit, Cincinnati, Findlay (OH) and Atlanta. The remaining facilities will offer windshield recycling later this year.
“We’ve received a lot of positive feedback from our customers,” said Billings. “Once we put the new containers out and communicated with our customers, we immediately began seeing damaged windshields being returned.”
More than 12 million windshields are replaced in the United States each year and a vast majority of the old windshields end up in a landfill. Guardian’s windshield recycling initiative will help reduce the impact on landfills and the recycled materials will be used as batch ingredients for products like fiberglass insulation, concrete, ceramics and more.
A subsidiary of Guardian Industries, Guardian Automotive manufactures a variety of automotive glass products and provides solutions to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and the automotive aftermarket.
Guardian Automotive operates 12 distribution centers across the United States, including its newest in Cincinnati. All are strategically located to provide day and night local delivery service of Guardian Automotive’s high-quality automotive, truck, bus and RV windshields and other glass products. Each distribution center carries a full-line of auto glass installation tools, accessories and sundry items for autos and other vehicles, including mirrors, moldings, urethane and installation supplies.
About Guardian Industries Corp.:
Guardian is a diversified global manufacturing company headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, with leading positions in float glass, fabricated glass products, fiberglass insulation and other building materials for commercial, residential and automotive applications. Its automotive trim group, SRG Global Inc., is one of the world’s largest suppliers of advanced, high value coatings on plastics. Through its Science & Technology Center, Guardian is at the forefront of innovation including development of high performance glass coatings and other advanced products. Guardian, its subsidiaries and affiliates employ 18,000 people and operate facilities throughout North America, Europe, South America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Visit guardian.com or guardiandistribution.com.