Posts Tagged ‘ Guardian Glass ’

Guardian Glass Buys Miami Fabrication Business

Jan 5th, 2023

Guardian Glass has acquired Vortex Glass. Officials say the move expands the company’s capabilities for hurricane and insulating glass, while increasing Vortex’s plant capacity and service offerings. Guardian announced that the transaction for Vortex, a Miami-based fabrication business, is expected to close on January 23, 2023. “This transaction represents an important opportunity for Guardian Glass […]

A Look at the Top Ten Stories From 2022

Dec 29th, 2022

Workplace incidents, shop closures, the impacts of the war in Ukraine and no shortage of lawsuits made for an exciting, yet at times solemn, year of news for [DWM] in 2022. Take a look at the top stories from the past year as 2023 approaches. 1. Worker Dies in Accident at Cardinal Glass Church Hill […]

Guardian Glass Sells Plants in Russia

Jul 28th, 2022

Guardian Glass has sold its business in Russia, which included two glass plants employing approximately 600 people. The purchaser is a private enterprise in the construction industry. Dave Robertson, president and COO of Koch Industries, parent company of Guardian Glass, says the exit strategy maintains the company’s commitment to employee safety while preventing the Russian […]

Industry Prices Continue to Rise

Jun 24th, 2022

The combination of material cost increases, supply chain disruptions, and other economic pressures has forced companies throughout the globe to raise prices. These volatile factors have also impacted the fenestration and glass industries, which have seen companies such as Guardian Glass announce price increases and surcharges. Guardian is not alone, as other suppliers issued price increases, including […]

Guardian Glass Announces Price Increases and Surcharges

Jun 14th, 2022

Guardian Glass cites extreme volatility in raw material costs, supply chain disruptions and industry conditions in a letter to its U.S. and Canadian customers announcing price increases on all shipments starting next week. It also announced its energy, transportation and silver surcharges will now undergo monthly adjustments. “The global situation facing all of us has […]

Koch Responds: Here’s why it’s not Shutting Down its Russian Float Lines

Mar 31st, 2022

Two weeks ago, Koch Industries president and COO Dave Robertson was criticized by a number of mainstream media outlets for stating the company was not shutting down its two Guardian Glass float lines in Russia. Robertson said, “While Guardian’s business in Russia is a very small part of Koch, we will not walk away from […]

See the Products to be on Display at GlassExpo VE

Sep 2nd, 2020

GlassCon Global-GlassExpo VE takes place virtually next Wednesday and Thursday on September 9-10, and the virtual platform contains many opportunities to engage and interact between exhibitors and attendees—including an interactive way to view products and talk to company representatives about new introductions. The look and feel of GlassCon Global VE-Glass Expo VE is designed to […]

Leadership Changes Occur at Guardian Glass as President Exits Company

Jul 22nd, 2020

Ron Vaupel, president and CEO of Guardian Industries, has assumed leadership of the company’s glass business in the wake of the departure of Kevin Baird, who served as president and CEO of Guardian Glass since 2014. In further C-level changes, Rick Zoulek and Guus Boekhoudt have each been named executive vice presidents for Guardian Glass. […]

Guardian Glass Offers Further Details on Millbury Plant Closure

Oct 1st, 2019

Guardian Glass, a subsidiary of Guardian Industries, announced last week that it will close its Millbury, Ohio, fabrication plant by the end of 2019. Amy Hennes, director, global communications, Guardian Industries, offered more details to [DWM] regarding the closure. “This decision comes after a review by Guardian to look at its business activities and understand […]

Industry Continues to Research and Develop Vacuum Insulating Glass

Aug 9th, 2019

Vacuum insulating glass (VIG) is a high-performance glazing product that can provide increased occupant comport and reduced U-values. However, the technology is still fairly new to the U.S. market, and according to DWM’s research, is not currently being used in the residential market. In a webinar titled “How to Design for Sustainable Buildings with Vacuum […]

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