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Guardian Glass to Construct Second Float

and Coated Glass Plant in Poland

Bertrange, Luxembourg, August 7, 2017 –Guardian Industries has approved the

investment for an additional float and coated glass manufacturing plant in Czestochowa,

Poland, to meet the growing demand for float, coated and fabricated glass products

across Europe.

The new facility location is planned to be adjacent to the company’s existing plant, with

preparation and execution of the project starting immediately. The facility is expected to

begin operations in the third quarter of 2019, and will create more than 150 new jobs. It

will pull 1,000 metric tons of glass per day and will include a technologically advanced

glass coater.

Guardian Glass President and CEO Kevin Baird says: “The new facility will be the

biggest green field capital investment in Guardian Glass’ history and will further position

us as a leading producer of high performance, safety and energy-efficient glass

products for European residential and commercial buildings.” He adds: “Guardian is

excited about the growth we’ve seen in Poland -- and confident that the Czestochowa

location is well positioned to meet our customer’s needs. We’ve enjoyed strong support

from the city of Czestochowa, the Katowice Special Economic Zone and the Polish


Further evidence of the company’s commitment to Poland, Guardian Glass’ existing

float line in Czestochowa will go through a repair project at the start of 2018 that will

increase its production capacity.

“We look forward to continued growth in Poland and neighboring countries. The colocation of the two plants will create a competitive and efficient structure to deliver a

wide range of glass products and will contribute to generate long-term value for our

customers in the region,” says Guus Boekhoudt, Vice President of Guardian Glass in


In addition to the Czestochowa plant, Guardian Glass operates facilities in Oroshaza,

Hungary; Thalheim, Germany; and Ryazan and Rostov, Russia, among its 10 European

float plant locations.

About Guardian Glass

Guardian Glass, a major business unit of Guardian Industries, is one of the world’s

largest manufacturers of float, coated and fabricated glass products. At its 25 float

plants around the globe, Guardian Glass produces high performance glass for use in

exterior (both commercial and residential) and interior architectural applications, as well

as transportation and technical products. Guardian glass can be found in homes,

offices, cars and some of the world’s most iconic architectural landmarks. The Guardian

Glass Science & Technology Center continuously works to create new glass products

and solutions using the most advanced technology to help customers see what’s

possible™. Visit

About Guardian Industries

Guardian Industries, a global company headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan,

employs around 17,000 people and operates facilities throughout North America,

Europe, South America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Guardian’s diverse group of

companies are involved in the manufacture of high-performance float, coated and

fabricated glass products; the manufacture of high-quality chrome-plated and painted

plastic components for the automotive and commercial truck industries; and the

distribution of specialty building products. Guardian’s vision is to create value for

customers and society through constant innovation using fewer resources. Guardian is

a wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc. Visit


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