“I’m pleased to report that everyone is safe … and personnel are returning to work,” he said. “The safety of our employees remains Guardian Glass’ No. 1 priority.”

Five employees received medical attention Saturday evening but were soon released without any serious ailments. According to KWQC, emergency crews were on site throughout Saturday night. The plant’s management worked out of the DeWitt Chamber of Commerce building over weekend, KWQC reported, and management returned to the administration section of the facility Monday.

Zoulek said Tuesday that the facility’s glass inventory was not damaged and that it has resumed glass shipments, “processing customer orders through normal communication channels.”

He added that the company “will resume coating and tempering operations at the plant soon” and that the float glass line “will experience an extended repair.” A spokesperson from Guardian told DWM that the company could not share any further details on a timeline as of press time.

“Guardian is creating the best possible plan to meet the needs of its customers, including support from other Guardian Glass U.S. plants and our global manufacturing network,” said Zoulek. “We will continue to work with our customers to minimize any interruption of service.”

The DeWitt plant opened in 1996 and services window customers and commercial fabricators throughout the United States.

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