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Guardian Industries Corp. Expands its Science and Technology Center






Guardian Industries Corp. has expanded its Science and Technology Center in Carleton, Mich. with a 27,000-square-foot addition that the company claims will accelerate its rate of product design and development. Highlights of the expansion include a full-size vacuum coater, a … Continue reading




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Colapietro Named GANA Member of Year






In November 2013, the glass industry lost a dear friend, Greg Carney, who spent more than 30 years in the industry and served as the Glass Association of North America (GANA) technical director from 1999 to 2009. He was known … Continue reading




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Guardian Names Tom Highley Building Products President and CEO






Guardian Industries Corp. has named Thomas B. Highley president and chief executive officer of Guardian Building Products (GBP), a North American distributor of specialty building products headquartered in Greenville, S.C. He succeeds Steven Ziessler, who had led the company since 2011. … Continue reading




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Glass Expo Northeast™ ’15 Welcomes Guardian Industries as an Exhibitor






Guardian Industries is set to exhibit at the Glass Expo Northeast™ ’15 show. The two-day architectural glass event will be held April 23-24, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Long Island Hotel on Long Island (Hauppauge), N.Y. Guardian Industries of Auburn … Continue reading




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Guardian’s Floreffe Plant Agrees to County Fine






Flat glass manufacturer Guardian Industries has agreed to pay a $25,000 penalty to the Allegheny County Health Department as a result of past “air quality violations” at its Floreffe plant in Pennsylvania. The consent order and agreement, which was executed … Continue reading




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Brazil Levies Antidumping Duties on Float Glass from U.S., Five Other Countries

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The Brazilian Foreign Trade Chamber (Camex) has made antidumping charges levied on float glass imports from the United States and five other countries definitive. Provisional duties placed on the imported glass in July have now been made permanent. According to … Continue reading




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Guardian to Close Floreffe Plant in 2015






Guardian Industries Corp. announced that it will close its Floreffe, Pa. float glass plant in 2015. The plant currently produces dark tinted privacy float glass—PrivaGuard and MidnightGray II—and Guardian plans to shift that production to its Carleton, Mich. float glass plant. The Floreffe … Continue reading




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Fall Conference Discussions Cover Big Topics

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When Glass Association of North America (GANA) divisions and committees met in Toronto last week for the group’s Fall Conference, members had plenty to discuss. Those in attendance covered topics ranging from ongoing interest in Building Information Modeling (BIM) to … Continue reading




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Guardian’s Zoulek Promoted to Oversee Broader Region






Guardian Industries has named Rick Zoulek vice president of flat glass for the Americas. Zoulek, who will oversee all aspects of Guardian’s North and South American flat glass, was most recently vice president of Flat Glass for North America. “Rick’s … Continue reading




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BLOG: Only the Beginning






Time flies. I’ve now been at my current position at USGlass magazine for a whopping two months to the day. In that span, I’ve delved into an industry—check that, a “world”—I knew very little about as recently as the beginning … Continue reading




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