The facilities honored include four glass and two trim plants.
- Auburn, Ind. -glass
- Carleton, Mich. -glass
- Floreffe, Pa. -glass
- LaGrange, Ga. -trim
- Upper Sandusky, Ohio -glass
- Warren, Mich. -trim
The DaimlerChrysler Gold Award recognizes Guardian Industries dedication and commitment to quality, says Jim Davis, president, Guardian Automotive.
The automotive group as a team, from manufacturing to design and engineering, has worked very hard to bring our customers quality innovative products. This award means we are succeeding.
Guardian Automotive is the only tier-one supplier that provides complete integration of exterior trim and glass capabilities and the only exterior supplier to earn the predecessor to the Gold Award, the Chrysler Platinum Pentastar Award, for four consecutive years.
Guardians Carleton and Floreffe facilities manufacture float glass 24 hours a day, seven days a week for use in automotive and architectural applications.
The plant in Upper Sandusky cuts, bends, tempers and laminates glass to produce windshields and side windows. Auburn cuts, bends, tempers, laminates and encapsulates flat glass to produce windshields, lift-gates, side and quarter windows and sunroofs.
The Automotive Groups Warren plant has metal stamping, roll forming and injection molding capabilities and manufactures pillar appliqués, sill retainers, leaf screens and more. Guardians LaGrange facility has injection molding, paint and assembly capabilities and produces rocker panels, grilles, body side moldings and sills among other automotive products.
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, and is the worlds largest producer of mirrors. Guardian Automotive provides complete exterior systems to the global automotive industry and is a tier one, top 100 global automotive supplier. Guardians Building Products Group includes 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.