30 Apr 2020
Guardian Glass cancels participation in glasstec 2020
Auburn Hills, April 30, 2020 – In light of the current Coronavirus pandemic, and consistent with its focus on the health and safety of its employees and preferred partners, Guardian Glass has decided not to participate at glasstec 2020, scheduled to take place in Dusseldorf, Germany from 20-23 October 2020. The company will instead prioritize a swift and successful resumption of business, as well as the acceleration of its own digital transformation.
“Our decision not to participate at this year’s event was not taken lightly, but was done with the health and safety of our employees and customers in mind, being respectful of the current business environment,” says Kevin Baird, president and CEO of Guardian Glass. “These are challenging times for everyone, and it has required all of us to think differently about how we do business. We want to build on this momentum of necessary innovation and develop new ways of supporting our customers and other preferred partners through enhanced digital tools and collaboration.”
Recent digital initiatives by Guardian Glass include online architectural glass workshops currently running across Europe, with similar digital events slated for the U.S. and other regions in the coming weeks. The company will continue to build out its digital content and product portfolio to inspire new thinking in the use of glass in commercial architecture, as well as helping to deliver more comfortable and energy-efficient living environments.
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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. Guardian glass can be found 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 guardianglass.com.
Guardian Industries, a global company headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, operates facilities throughout North and South America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Guardian companies employ 18,000 people and manufacture high-performance float glass; 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 be a preferred partner to our customers, suppliers, employees and communities based on a foundation of mutual benefit. This drives our relentless focus on improving people’s lives by providing products and services they value more highly than their alternatives and doing so responsibly while consuming fewer resources. Guardian is a wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc. Visit guardian.com.