BRAZIL - Guardian Brazil Celebrates Launch of its High Technology Coater
May 26, 2010

Guardian celebrated the addition of a new coater at its Porto Real, Brazil float glass plant with a dedication ceremony attended by government and company officials, including Porto Real Governor Sergio Cabral and Guardian Glass Group president Russell J. Ebeid. The company says the coater represents advanced technology for turning standard glass into high-performance, value-added glass and also allows the plant to produce energy-efficient residential and commercial glass addressing the rising cost of energy for home and building owners and the reduction of CO2 emissions.

The glass coater is part of a $40 million expansion that will create new jobs in the region.

"This expansion reflects the confidence Guardian has in the Brazilian economy. We have been growing in the country for more than 12 years now and this is just the latest in that progression," says Ebeid. "We are thankful for the support we have received from the government of Rio de Janiero and its impressive program of economic growth that focuses both on supporting existing business and attracting new investment to the state."

On Thursday, Guardian inaugurates its second float glass plant in Brazil, located in the city of Tatui, Sao Paulo.

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