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AUGUST 1998

Guardian Glass opens in Geneva

Guardian Industries Corp., a leading worldwide manufacturer of glass products, opened its new $130 million float glass manufacturing facility in Geneva August 18.

The plant, which will employ 300 people, represents the largest manufacturing investment in the Finger Lakes Region in the last 20 years.

Studies relating to the glass industry suggest that approximately 2.7 additional jobs will be created for every Guardian position at related and spinoff businesses that will provide the plant with raw materials, packaging, transportation and other services.

August 20, 1998