Posts Tagged ‘ Guardian Industries ’

IGMA Hashes Out Technical Committee Matters

Oct 9th, 2015

IGMA’s Fall Conference is underway this week in Denver.

Things continue to get technical this week in Denver. The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) Fall Conference commenced Wednesday with the Technical Services Committee, chaired by Jeff Haberer of Trulite Industries. One of the more controversial discussions surrounded the tolerances for IG Cavity Width Task Group, which held a closed meeting. The scope of the […]

Guardian Industries Corp. Approves DeWitt, Iowa, Plant Project

Oct 9th, 2015

Guardian Industries’ board of directors has approved a major capital project to repair the float glass furnace and expand glass production at its DeWitt, Iowa, plant, pending approval of state and local incentives. The proposed project, expected to begin in the first quarter of 2017, would increase the plant’s production capacity, add new environmental control […]

Guardian Settles With EPA Over Pollution Allegations

Sep 29th, 2015

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Guardian Industries Corp. has reached a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act at the company’s flat-glass manufacturing facilities throughout the United States. Guardian will also pay a fine of $312,000. It’s the EPA’s first settlement involving the flat-glass […]

Guardian Issues Price Increase

Apr 22nd, 2014

Guardian Industries issued a letter to customers recently informing them of a price increase to take effect May 19, 2014. The company implemented a similar price increase last November. 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 […]

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 […]