Guardian Industries Corp. plans to close its Floreffe, Pennsylvania float glass plant in 2015, according to a company release. The plant currently produces dark tinted privacy float glass for automotive and commercial applications. Guardian intends to shift that production to its Carleton, Michigan, float glass plant. The Floreffe plant currently has about 140 employees.
Henry F. Teichmann has secured a contract for a cold repair project with Fuyao Glass Group. The project is for the turnkey cold repair of two float glass production lines in Mt. Zion, Illinois. Fuyao acquired these production lines from PPG in August 2014. The production facility will be repaired and upgraded to manufacture automotive float glass; both parties expect the new glass production to start in the 2nd quarter of 2015.