Guardian Glass will spend $1.5 million for detailed engineering designs and site reviews for a potential second float glass facility in Poland.

The company currently operates a float glass plant in Czestochowa, Poland, and is considering adding capacity with a second plant.

“This initial spend on the engineering design work is intended to accelerate the completion of a new plant that could become commercially available during the first quarter of 2019,” according to a release from the company.

A new facility would be expected to produce 1,000 metric tons of float glass per day and include a technologically advanced magnetron sputter coating machine to serve customers in Poland and neighboring countries.

“The potential for a second plant in Poland would fit with our global strategy and our marketing considerations,” says Guardian president and CEO Kevin Baird. “We are confident we will find new opportunities and expanded channels for our glass products in Europe.”

Guardian currently maintains ten European locations.