Guardian Helps Showcase the Big Chill at the Big House
December 15, 2010

The newly constructed luxury boxes at Michigan Stadium at the University of Michigan include lighting and glass supplied by Michigan-based Guardian Industries. The glass lens surrounding the new permanent fixtures is an anti-reflective (AR) glass, developed especially for lighting applications. Guardian also provided nearly 80 percent of the architectural glass for the facility, including the facade glass and throughout the stadium.

“Glass coatings are a game changer for many applications,” says Scott Thomsen, group vice president of North American Flat Glass at Guardian.  “We are especially proud that this project allowed us to showcase Michigan-created and Michigan-made products on one of Michigan’s greatest assets. The glass also gives stadium facility managers the opportunity to see first hand, the latest advances in the glass industry, to not only help the players in the heart of the action, but to add to the complete athletic experience for all those involved.”

Guardian also provided more than 50,000 square feet of its SunGuardSuperNeutral 54, high-performance, energy-saving glass for the façade of the Michigan Stadium, as well as the entrances and some interior applications.
Both Guardian products and the AR Glass for Lighting were developed at the company’s Science and Technology Center in Carleton, Mich., outside of Detroit.

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