Guardian Japan Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Auburn
Hills, Mich.-based Guardian Industries Corp., recently received
a certificate of appreciation from the construction firm Takenaka
Corp. Guardian was the first overseas company in the 95-year history
of the firm to receive this honor.
According to a Guardian press release, Guardian Japan was recognized
for its contributions to an architecturally prestigious project
in the Shiodome area, a booming redevelopment zone in Tokyo. The
company provided more than 7,000 square meters of glass for the
37-story Hamarikyu Side Project.
Daisuk Fukamachi, senior manager of Takenaka's procurement department,
and other senior Takenaka officials presented this award in Tokyo
to Ralph Gerson, executive vice president of Guardian.
"Guardian Industries Corp. established Guardian Japan Ltd.
almost 15 years ago to grow its business in the important Japanese
market and this log-term effort is beginning to pay off,"
said Gerson after receiving the award. "We are now providing
a variety of value-added flat glass products to our Japanese customers
and we were very honored to participate in the Hamarikyu Side
Project with Takenaka Corp."
In addition, soon after finishing the Hamarikyu Side Project,
Guardian Japan received an order to provide the coated glass to
be used in Takenaka's new headquarters building in Tokyo.