Posts Tagged ‘ Guardian Industries ’

Guardian to Close California Glass Fab Plant

Apr 11th, 2014

Guardian Industries announced that it is closing its Reedley, Calif., glass fabrication plant because of ongoing economic challenges. The company anticipates a May 2 closure date. The facility provides mirror and laminated glass for residential, commercial and interior applications. Reedley currently has 36 employees, some of whom will transition to the company’s Kingsburg, Calif., float [...]

Volatile Fog Testing—Does It Need Updating?

Mar 21st, 2014

In a recent presentation, Cooper (left) and Herndon (center) determined that volatile fog box testing specifications need to be reevaluated.

In a recent presentation “Objective Volatile Fog Measurement,” Dave Cooper and Jonathan Herndon of Guardian Industries discussed the series of testing the two completed to determine effective methods for measuring volatile compounds in insulating glass units (IGU). The organic components to which IGUs are exposed, such as sealants, exterior components, adhesives, muntin bars and spacers, [...]

Guardian Names New President of Global Flat Glass

Jan 10th, 2014

Kevin Baird

Kevin Baird has been named president of the Global Flat Glass Group for Guardian Industries Corp., and will assume full P&L responsibility of this business. Baird replaces Scott Thomsen, who has resigned for health reasons. Most recently, Baird has been president and CEO of SRG Global Inc., a Guardian company.SRG Global is a manufacturer of [...]

Guardian Announces Price Increase

Nov 7th, 2013

Guardian Industries issued a letter to customers recently informing them of a price increase to take effect November 25, 2013. Several products are listed in the letter, signed by Bill Widmann, vice president of sales and marketing. “Guardian continues to experience higher costs for the materials and services used in manufacturing and distribution of high [...]

Emergency Training Program at Guardian Saves Glenn Caldwell’s Life

Aug 29th, 2013

Glenn Caldwell (center) and emergency response team members at the plant.

Theirs had been a camaraderie based on years of working together, shared personal experiences and mutual respect and admiration. But it’s safe to say that the bond between Guardian Industries glass packer Glenn Caldwell and his colleagues at the plant in Jefferson Hills, Pa., runs considerably deeper following the memorable May 8 night in which [...]

Triple Seal Group Acquires Guardian Industries Rexdale

Jul 17th, 2013

Toronto-based Triple Seal Ltd., which includes Independent Mirror Industries, announced the acquisition of the Guardian Rexdale, Ontario, facility from Guardian Industries Canada Corp, whose parent company is Guardian Industries Corp. in Auburn Hills, Mich. The acquisition will add laminated glass to Triple Seal’s fabrication product line as well as increased capacity for tempering, fabricating and [...]

Guardian Industries to Hold Anniversary Celebration at UK Plant

May 17th, 2013


The United Kingdom glass manufacturing operation of Guardian Industries global glass group will host a Triple Anniversary Celebration (one , five and ten years) and will unveil its new advanced magnetron sputter coater on Tuesday, June 11, at its Goole plant in northern England. The plant began operations in 2003, expanded in 2008 with a [...]

Thomsen Discusses Upcoming GPD Speech in New Video

May 16th, 2013

Guardian Industries has released a video that features Scott Thomsen, flat glass group president, discussing his upcoming keynote speech at Glass Processing Days (GPD) in Finland in June 2013. VIEW VIDEO  

Thomsen to Speak at GPD Finland

May 7th, 2013

Scott Thomsen, president of Guardian Industries Global Flat Glass Group, will speak at the upcoming Glass Performance Days (GPD) Finland June 11-15 in Tampere. Thomsen, who oversees the worldwide operations of Guardian’s flat glass manufacturing, marketing, distribution and product development, will discuss the challenges facing the glass industry and propose solutions for reconstructionist strategic thinking [...]

BAU 2013 Draws Fenestration Industry to Munich

Jan 17th, 2013


BAU 2013 currently is being held at the Messe Munchen GmbH in Munich, Germany, drawing glass and fenestration exhibitors from around the world. Among those exhibiting is Guardian Industries of Auburn Hills, Mich., which is displaying its commercial, residential and interior products at the event, including its InGlass line of high-performance glass products; SunGuard Advanced [...]