Guardian RAK meeting the glass needs of the Gulf Region

Crown Prince cuts the ribbon at the plant’s dedication Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates, (October 27, 2008) –Guardian Industries held a ribbon-cutting ceremony today at its float glass plant in Ras Al Khaimah.

His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, cut the ribbon at the plant’s official dedication ceremony. Guardian RAK, which began full production in September 2007, increases the company’s ability to meet the burgeoning glass needs of the UAE and beyond.

Guardian RAK produces 700 tons of glass per day, used in construction and automotive applications. The facility employs nearly 300 people and has generated approximately 1,000 additional jobs in related supplier and logistics industries.

“We continue to develop a strong customer base in the Gulf region and are pleased to expand capacity along with our partners,” said Russ Ebeid, president of Guardian’s glass group. “With our plants in RAK, Egypt and Saudi Arabia, we are producing a combined capacity of nearly 2,000 tons per day, assuring a seamless supply of glass for this growing region.”

The plant will soon produce high-performance coated glass products, including SunGuard®, Guardian’s line of advanced architectural glass, following installation of a high-tech coating machine.

Mr. Ebeid also praised the efforts of the Crown Prince for his leadership and vision in creating an environment conducive to global business.

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. 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 21,000 people and operate facilities throughout North America, Europe, South America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Visit

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600450 Guardian RAK meeting the glass needs of the Gulf Region
Date: 31 October 2008
Source: Guardian Industries Corp.

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