Guardian Industries Corp. Launches Float Glass Plant in Poland

Guardian Industries Corp., based in Auburn Hills, Mich., has unveiled its float glass facility in Czestochowa, Poland. The newest facility is the company's 22nd float glass line worldwide.

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.

"The strong demand for float glass in Central Europe has made our investments in Poland, Hungary and Eastern Germany very worthwhile," said 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."

The Czestochowa plant employs approximately 300 people, operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week and produces about 600 tons of glass daily. In addition, the plant features a coating operation, which facilitates the production of thermal-insulating, low-E glass.

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