Guardian Industries Announces Land Purchase in Malaysia
Auburn Hills, Mich. – November 16, 2012 – Guardian Industries has signed a land purchase agreement in Malaysia.
Guardian is a diversified global manufacturing company headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, with leading positions in float glass, fabricated glass products, fiberglass insulation and other building materials for commercial, residential and automotive applications.
Guardian Industries Malaysia Sdn Bhd will purchase a 24-hectare (59.3-acre) patch of land in Mukim, Jasin, from the Malacca State Development Corporation (PKNM). A palm oil plantation, the property is located near the Lipat Kajang industrial area.
“We’re grateful for the cooperation of the Malacca State Development Corporation,” said Scott Thomsen, Guardian Glass Group president. “This purchase is part of Guardian’s international growth plan. We look forward to ongoing collaboration with PKNM.”
Added Greg Poulson, Guardian regional vice president, Asia Pacific, “Southeast Asia is a region of great opportunity. For example, Malacca is working to become a green technology city-state, and we believe Guardian can be an integral partner in this effort. It’s an exciting time for international business.”
Guardian operates 29 float glass plants around the world, the newest – and Guardian’s largest – in Russia.
About Guardian Industries Corp.:
Guardian is a diversified global manufacturing company headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, with leading positions in float glass, fabricated glass products, fiberglass insulation and other building materials for commercial, residential and automotive applications. Its automotive trim group, SRG Global Inc., is one of the world’s largest suppliers of advanced, high value coatings on plastics. Through its Science & Technology Center, Guardian is at the forefront of innovation including development of high performance glass coatings and other advanced products. Guardian, its subsidiaries and affiliates employ 18,000 people and operate facilities throughout North America, Europe, South America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Visit www.guardian.com.
Contact: Earnest Thompson