Takenaka Recognizes Guardian Contribution

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.

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