Guardian Industries is to construct a second float and coated glass plant in Czestochowa, Poland.

The facility is expected to begin operations in the third quarter of 2019, and will create more than 150 new jobs. It will pull 1000 metric tons of glass per day and will include modern glass coater.

It will be built next to the company's existing plant with preparation and execution of the project starting immediately.

Guardian Glass President and CEO Kevin Baird said the new facility will be the largest green field capital investment in the company’s history.

Guardian’s existing float line in Czestochowa will go through a repair project at the start of 2018 that will increase its production capacity.

“We look forward to continued growth in Poland and neighbouring countries. The co-location of the two plants will create a competitive and efficient structure to deliver a wide range of glass products,” said Guus Boekhoudt, Vice President of Guardian Glass in Europe.

Guardian Glass also operates facilities in Oroshaza, Hungary; Thalheim, Germany; and Ryazan and Rostov, Russia, among its 10 European float plant locations.

Pic: Guardian Glass’ new float and coated glass plant is planned to be located adjacent to the company’s existing plant in Czestochowa, Poland.