Guardian Glass’ new jumbo glass coater will be installed at its Carleton, Mich., location, the company announced Monday.

“Architects are increasingly designing projects with larger glass sizes to deliver desired aesthetics with more expansive views and higher daylight penetration,” says Rick Zoulek, vice president of Americas at Guardian Glass. “Guardian’s new jumbo coater will combine the larger size glass that architects demand with the world-class energy savings of the Guardian SunGuard portfolio of high performance, low-E coatings.”

According to the company, the new coater will allow Guardian to supply larger sheets of coated glass to its customers for fabrication and will reduce lead times. The site is strategically located across from the company’s leading Science and Technology Center.

“We’re pleased to have the support of the Village of Carleton, Ash Township Planning Commission, Monroe County Business Development Corp. and Michigan Economic Development Corp. and are excited to move forward on this project that will increase our ability to serve the glass and building industries, while augmenting our existing Carleton facilities,” says Gerry Hool, Guardian’s Carleton plant manager. “By co-locating the jumbo coater with our only U.S. plant with two float glass lines, we will support Guardian customers by increasing product and service offerings and innovating faster.”