Guardian Industries

Guardian Industries Corp. Approves DeWitt, Iowa Plant Project

Auburn Hills, Michigan – October 8, 2015 -- Guardian Industries’ Board of Directors has approved a major capital project to repair the float glass furnace and expand glass production at its DeWitt, Iowa plant.

The proposed project, expected to begin first quarter of 2017, will increase the plant’s production capacity, add new environmental control technologies and enhance products and services to support its customers.

“This investment reinforces our commitment to create value for our customers and the communities we serve,” says Rick Zoulek, Vice President, Glass, Americas. “The project will expand Guardian’s ability to service customers with high quality glass while utilizing best available control technologies to ensure environmental excellence.”

The DeWitt plant started operations in 1996 and in 2007 added an advanced magnetron sputter coater, allowing production of high performance Guardian ClimaGuard® and SunGuard® low-E glass products. The plant services window customers and commercial fabricators throughout the United States, targeting those operating in the upper Midwest. The plant also produces high-speed tempered glass and mirrors.

About Guardian Industries Corp.:

Guardian is a diversified global manufacturing company headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, with leading positions in float glass and fabricated glass products for commercial, residential and transportation applications; automotive trim; and the distribution of building products. Through its research and development centers (Science & Technology Center for glass and Advanced Development Center for automotive), Guardian is at the forefront of innovation. Its automotive trim group, SRG Global, is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of advanced, high value coatings on plastics. Guardian, its subsidiaries and affiliates employ 17,000 people and operate facilities throughout North America, Europe, South America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Visit www.guardian.com.

Contact: Amy Hennes - 248-340-2109 - ahennes@guardian.com