Posts Tagged ‘ Guardian Industries ’

Addressing Comfort with Why Windows Matter

May 20th, 2022

In the last couple of years, one of the main trends noticed in construction circles is the importance of comfort for building occupants. This trend has been incorporated into discussions regarding energy efficiency as well, as personal comfort is a way to get those who aren’t otherwise concerned about energy efficiency to move in that […]

Koch Industries to Close Glass Plants in Russia

Apr 26th, 2022

Koch Industries, the parent company of Guardian Glass, is calling for employees to shut down its two glass plants in Russia as a number of factors related to the invasion of Ukraine have made continued operations “untenable.” However, employee safety is a continued concern even with the announcement. Writing in a news release, Koch Industries’ […]

Leadership Changes Occur at Guardian Glass as President Exits Company

Jul 22nd, 2020

Ron Vaupel, president and CEO of Guardian Industries, has assumed leadership of the company’s glass business in the wake of the departure of Kevin Baird, who served as president and CEO of Guardian Glass since 2014. In further C-level changes, Rick Zoulek and Guus Boekhoudt have each been named executive vice presidents for Guardian Glass. […]

Guardian Glass Offers Further Details on Millbury Plant Closure

Oct 1st, 2019

Guardian Glass, a subsidiary of Guardian Industries, announced last week that it will close its Millbury, Ohio, fabrication plant by the end of 2019. Amy Hennes, director, global communications, Guardian Industries, offered more details to [DWM] regarding the closure. “This decision comes after a review by Guardian to look at its business activities and understand […]

GlassBuild Serves as Testing Ground

Sep 18th, 2019

While GlassBuild has drawn the latest machinery and other fenestration-related products to Atlanta this week, where exhibitors hope to catch sales, not everything that finds its way onto the show floor is outfitted with a price tag. Manufacturers also aim to use the event as a testing ground and an incubator for concepts. Testing equipment […]

Guardian Glass to Build Second Plant in Poland

Aug 9th, 2017

Guardian Industries will construct a new float and coated glass manufacturing plant in Czestochowa, Poland, to meet growing demand across Europe. The new location will be adjacent to the company’s existing plant and is expected to begin operations in the third quarter of 2019. According to the company, the facility will create more than 150 […]

Guardian Announces Scholarship Winners

Jun 27th, 2017

Guardian Industries Corp. and its U.S. subsidiaries recently presented 20 soon-to-be college students throughout the U.S. with scholarship dollars through the Guardian Industries Educational Foundation (GIEF). Winners represent all of Guardian’s businesses, including Guardian Glass, SRG Global and Guardian Building Products, as well as the corporate office. “We believe a good education helps set a […]

Koch Completes Guardian Acquisition

Feb 1st, 2017

Koch Industries Inc. has completed its purchase of Guardian Industries Corp. after receiving all regulatory approvals for the transaction, the company announced today. Koch initially acquired a 44.5 percent minority interest in Guardian in 2012 and purchased the remaining shares last November in an all-cash transaction. Additional terms of the deal were not disclosed. Guardian […]

Happy New Year: A Look at the Top Stories of 2016

Dec 29th, 2016

It’s been another busy year in the door and window industry, with lawsuits, plant takeovers and hilarious celebrity encounters generating headlines. With that in mind, here are the stories that saw the most web traffic on DWM in 2016. 1. Simonton Hit With Class-Action Lawsuit A story from late October focused on a class-action lawsuit […]

Five Industry Businesses Make Forbes Private-Companies List

Sep 1st, 2016

Five firms with links to the fenestration industry are on the Forbes list of America’s largest private companies, released today. This year, 223 companies made it onto the annual ranking. Combined, these companies have revenues of $1.62 trillion and employ over 4.5 million people, according to Forbes. Here’s a look at the fenestration-related companies on the list: No. […]