Guardian celebrates 3 decades

Fiberglass facility at Kingman Airport Industrial Park employs 99

KINGMAN - Guardian Building Products is celebrating its 30th anniversary as a fiberglass manufacturer this month. Guardian operates five fiberglass manufacturing plants in North America, including one at the Airport Industrial Park here in Kingman.

Guardian made its first investment in fiberglass production in November 1980, when it converted a television picture tube manufacturing facility in Albion, Mich., into its first fiberglass plant. Since then, Guardian Fiberglass has set many industry standards for products and programs, offering a complete line of light-density fiberglass building insulation products for residential and commercial construction applications throughout the United States and Canada.

Through its network of distribution centers, Guardian Building Products provides insulation, roofing, gypsum, windows, doors, vinyl siding and more. It is one of the country's largest distribution channels of building materials, millwork and hardlines.

It also has one of the most comprehensive customer loyalty programs in the industry.

"We are excited to celebrate this milestone with our Guardian family of employees and customers - they are the reason for our success," said Kim Woodward, Human Resources representative. "Guardian Building Products' success is also a direct result of our company's history of progressive management, innovative thinking and steady growth, and we look forward to continuing that growth for years to come."

Guardian's Kingman plant currently employs just under 100 people and is the company's primary producer for the Western United States. Based in Greenville, S.C., the company is the fourth-largest manufacturer of fiberglass in the nation.