Six Guardian industries corp. plants earn Daimlerchrysler 2001 Gold Award

Six plants from Guardian Industries’ Automotive Group earned DaimlerChrysler’s coveted Gold Award for model year 2001. DaimlerChrysler presents its Gold Award to automotive suppliers with high achievements in quality, delivery, cost reduction and special supplier sourcing.

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.

Guardian’s 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 Group’s Warren plant has metal stamping, roll forming and injection molding capabilities and manufactures pillar appliqués, sill retainers, leaf screens and more. Guardian’s 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 world’s 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. Guardian’s 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.

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