Guardian Glass to Add Jumbo Coater for Guardian SunGuard Coatings on Large Glass
Guardian Glass plans to install a jumbo coater in North America to serve its North American commercial glass customers. The investment was approved by the Guardian Industries Corp. Board of Directors. Guardian will announce the jumbo coater location in the near future. Adding the ability to coat jumbo-sized glass means Guardian can supply bigger sheets of coated glass to its customers for fabrication into finished sizes for glass facades and windows.
For U.S. projects such as the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University Guardian supplied jumbo-sized coated glass from one of its plants in Europe, which has had this capability for some time. “The new coater will allow us to deliver jumbo-sized glass to our North American customers with significantly reduced lead times,” explains Chris Dolan, director of marketing, Guardian Glass North America.
“The new jumbo coater will also create value for Guardian customers by increasing their product offerings, and allowing them to reduce inventory and waste,” adds Rick Zoulek, vice president, Americas, Guardian Glass. “Ultimately, increasing capabilities in the commercial segment with these jumbos supports our customers throughout the design and supply chains.”