Guardian Industries Corp. Inaugurates Float Glass Plant in Poland

Date: 4 June 2004
Source: Guardian
Guardian Industries Corp., one of the largest worldwide manufacturers of float glass and fabricated glass products for the construction industry and a leading supplier of vehicle glass to the global automotive industry, today inaugurated its float glass facility in Czêstochowa, Poland.

Guardian Industries officials joined their Guardian Poland colleagues in welcoming a distinguished group of government officials to the plant for the inauguration.Customers, suppliers, contractors and others attended the event, which featured a plant tour and reception.

Guardian broke ground on its seventh European float glass line in Czêstochowa in 2002, making it the company’s 22nd float glass line worldwide. Float glass is made by floating melted glass on a bed of molten tin, which produces superior quality flat glass for the construction and automotive industries. The plant also boasts a state-of-the-art coating operation, which facilitates the production of thermal-insulating low-emissivity glass.

“Our Czêstochowa plant ranks among the best float glass plants in Europe,” says James Moore, managing director of Guardian Europe. “This plant, which was built in record time, satisfies our commitment to energy conservation made all the more important by the recent steep rise in energy costs.”

The Czêstochowa plant employs approximately 300 people, operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, producing about 600 tons of glass daily.

“The strong demand for float glass in Central Europe has made our investments in Poland, Hungary and Eastern Germany very worthwhile,” says Russell J. Ebeid, president of Guardian’s glass group. “With this new facility, Guardian reinforces its commitment to delivering high-quality, value-added glass for the Central European market.”

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