The new facility will manufacture Guardian’s full line of fiberglass insulation products for residential and commercial applications. The 500,000 square foot state-of-the-art plant will include manufacturing and warehousing. Initially, the plant will create 130 new jobs for the region. The plant will have capacity to run two lines.
According to Duane Faulkner, President of Guardian Building Products, Inc., Guardian Fiberglass’s parent company, “We needed a manufacturing facility in the Pacific Northwest to service prospective and existing customers. The Grant County Economic Development Council and the State of Washington Economic Development Council were tremendously helpful once we had determined that Washington State was a viable option for Guardian.”
“Guardian Industries – a large company with a solid reputation around the world – is building a factory right here in Moses Lake, bringing high-paying jobs to Washington,” said Washington Governor Chris Gregoire. “The company’s decision to build in our state is testament to one thing: Washington is open for business.”
Moses Lake was selected as the site of the plant because of the availability of suitable land, reasonable utility rates, reliable power supplies, a quality work force, and proximity to major transportation lanes. In addition, Moses Lake already has a sophisticated manufacturing community.
Actual construction will begin February 2008. The plant is expected to begin production in mid-2009.
Guardian Fiberglass Inc. manufactures a complete line of light density fiberglass building insulation products for the construction markets in Canada and the United States. Guardian Fiberglass and its parent company, Guardian Building Products, Inc. are part of the Guardian Industries group.
Guardian Industries Corp. 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 markets. 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 19,000 people and operate facilities throughout North America, Europe, South America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Visit www.guardian.com.