Guardian Glass Statement on COVID-19
Auburn Hills, Michigan, March 17, 2020 – As the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to mount challenges for companies around the world, we are dedicating a global team to monitoring the situation around the clock and to minimizing the threat of disruptions to our business, customers, employees and supply chain.
As part of this process and response to COVID-19, we have put continuity plans and preparations in place to address potential disruptions to our plants and facilities that could occur from the spread of the virus. While we know the situation remains fluid, with limited exceptions our product is crossing borders and getting to customers that rely on their timely delivery.
Additionally, we are working with all our key suppliers to monitor any potential disruption. We can report supply levels are being maintained and we have not identified specific concerns at this time. It is possible that supply chain or other issues may impact our plants as things change. We will remain in contact with our customers regarding such changes should our ability to supply be affected.
Working with the Koch family of companies, we are receiving guidance from our global security team as well as monitoring the World Health Organization (WHO), the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and local health authorities for up-to-date information. We are taking appropriate actions and precautions regarding sanitization, travel and access to our facilities, and actively encouraging any employees that are unwell to stay at home.
The health and safety of our employees and the communities where we live and work remain our top priority. Guardian Glass is committed to taking the steps necessary to provide a safe work environment, in compliance with all local, regional and country regulations and recommendations.
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.
About Guardian Industries
Guardian Industries, a global company headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA, 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.