Guardian Glass North America

Guardian Glass Will Launch Jumbo Coater This Summer

Coater To Produce Guardian SunGuard® Coated Glass

Auburn Hills, Mich. – July 9, 2018 – Guardian Glass will start its new North American jumbo coater in August. The expansion at the Carleton, Michigan facility is on-schedule to begin producing Guardian SunGuard® coated jumbo glass soon after the start-up.

This jumbo coater is Guardian’s 12th, and the first in North America. The company will focus initial production on the most popular double and triple silver SunGuard coated glass for architectural applications. The use of SunGuard coated glass in jumbo sizes –on lites up to 217 square feet – opens up possibilities to architects by delivering expansive views with high performance to their design repertory.

“This jumbo coater will create value for North American independent Guardian Select® fabricators by increasing their product offerings and allowing them to reduce inventory and waste,” explains Rick Zoulek, vice president – Americas, Guardian Glass. “We’re pleased to soon offer to our North American customers 20 years of jumbo coated glass experience combined with our high performance low-E SunGuard coated glass.”

Customers can order jumbo Guardian Glass products in 130” x 204” sizes, and as special orders at 130” x 240”. The lites will be available in 6, 8, 10 mm thicknesses, and on these jumbo coated clear, tinted and low-iron float substrates according to the launch schedule:

  • Clear
  • Guardian UltraClear® low-iron
  • Gray
  • Green
  • Guardian CrystalBlue™
  • Guardian CrystalGray®

Guardian’s SunGuard glass product line for commercial applications offers excellent solar control and a wide variety of colors and performance levels. SunGuard glass products provide innovative, leading solutions for appearance, economics and energy efficiency, and are available through an international network of independent Guardian Select® fabricators.

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Guardian Glass

Guardian Glass, a major business unit of Guardian Industries, is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of float, coated and fabricated glass products. At its 25 float plants around the globe, Guardian Glass produces high performance glass for use in exterior (both commercial and residential) and interior architectural applications, as well as transportation and technical products. You’ll find Guardian glass in homes, offices, cars and some of the world’s most iconic architectural landmarks. The Guardian Glass Science & Technology Center continuously works to create new glass products and solutions using the most advanced technology to help customers see what’s possible™. Visit

About Guardian Industries

Guardian Industries, a global company headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, employs 18,000 people and operates facilities throughout North America, Europe, South America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Guardian companies manufacture high-performance float, coated and fabricated glass products for architectural, residential, interior, transportation and technical glass applications, and high-quality chrome-plated and painted plastic components for the automotive and commercial truck industries. Guardian’s vision is to create value for its customers and society through constant innovation using fewer resources. Guardian is a wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc. Visit


Jennifer Marsik Friess


The National Arts Centre in Ottawa is one North American project that utilizes oversize Guardian Glass. Guardian supplied SunGuard® jumbo, low-iron glass from Europe, bringing value to the setting by giving patrons and visitors openness and abundant natural light for events. The glass curtain wall, which includes insulating glass units up to 95” x 228”, delivers uninterrupted views in and out, opening the NAC to the city. The use of low-iron glass ensures those views have striking clarity. Photo credit: Lisa Logan Photography