Guardian Industries fires up float glass plant in Poland

Guardian Industries Corp., a global leader in the glass, automotive and building products industries, began production July 18 at its newest float glass plant in Czêstochowa, Poland.

Also, the company announced that it is considering adding state-of-the-art coating operations at the new facility.

Guardian CEO and President William Davidson joined the Mayor of Czêstochowa Wiesêaw Maras, 1st Deputy Voivode of the Silesia Region Marek Stolzman, and Senator of the Polish Republic Grzegorz Lipowski, along with customers and contractors at a ribbon-pulling ceremony to mark the occasion. Guardian now has 21 float lines worldwide: seven are in Europe.

"Guardian Industries is meeting current and future customer needs by building world class plants equipped with the newest technologies,” says James Moore, group vice president and managing director of European operations. “Guardian’s new plant in Poland will better serve our customers in central Europe.”

Guardian built its newest plant in just 13 months, including its own electrical substation, natural gas pipeline and railway connection. Guardian invested 120 million Euros in the Czêstochowa facility, which will employ approximately 200 people, run 24 hours seven days a week and produce some 700 tons of quality float glass daily.

Guardian Industries Corp., based in Auburn Hills, Mich., is a leading worldwide manufacturer of float glass and fabricated glass products for the commercial and residential construction industries. One of the top 100 global automotive suppliers, Guardian Automotive provides complete exterior systems to the global automotive industry. Guardian Fiberglass, Inc., a Guardian subsidiary, is one of the largest manufacturers of fiberglass in the world and occupies a significant and growing position in the building materials distribution business. Guardian, its subsidiaries and affiliates employ 19,000 people and operate facilities throughout North America, Europe, South America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

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