Guardian Industries celebrates its newest float glass plant with today’s grand opening ceremony for customers and friends of Guardian Steklo Rostov. The plant is located in the Krasny Sulin district of Rostov, Russia, an area close to Sochi, home of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
More than 400 customers, company officials and specials guests are expected to attend, including Rostov Governor Vasiliy Golubev and Nicolay Alshenko, the head of Krasny Sulin district.
“We have enjoyed strong support in Russia from both the local government and a wide variety of customers and we are excited to welcome them to the plant,” says Janos Egyud, managing director of Guardian Steklo Services.
Guardian Steklo Rostov is the company’s newest and largest float glass plant to date, according to the announcement, producing close to 900 tons of glass per day. The $240 million plant, which has more than 300 employees, is located 594 miles (957 kilometers) from Moscow in the southern part of Russia along the Azov Sea.
Guardian opened its first float glass plant in Russia in 2008 when it began production at its plant in Ryazan, serving the greater Moscow region.