Guardian Industries will construct a new float and coated glass manufacturing plant in Czestochowa, Poland, to meet growing demand across Europe.

The new location will be adjacent to the company’s existing plant and is expected to begin operations in the third quarter of 2019. According to the company, the facility will create more than 150 new jobs, will pull 1,000 metric tons of glass per day and will include a technologically advanced glass coater.

“The new facility will be the biggest green field capital investment in Guardian Glass’ history and will further position us as a leading producer of high performance, safety and energy-efficient glass products for European residential and commercial buildings,” says Guardian Glass president and CEO Kevin Baird. “Guardian is excited about the growth we’ve seen in Poland—and confident that the Czestochowa location is well positioned to meet our customer’s needs. We’ve enjoyed strong support from the city of Czestochowa, the Katowice Special Economic Zone and the Polish government.”

In addition to the Czestochowa plant, Guardian Glass operates facilities in Oroshaza, Hungary; Thalheim, Germany; and Ryazan and Rostov, Russia, among its ten European float plant locations.