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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