Guardian Glass has announced price increases of up to 40 percent on some of its primary glass products, effective June 20. Glass industry veterans cannot remember ever seeing such an extreme one-time increase. In the announcement obtained by Glass Canada, Guardian vice-president for the Americas, Rick Zoulek, and vice-president of sales for the Americas, Lance Altizer, explain that volatility in raw material costs and supply chain disruptions have placed “unprecedented pressure” on the business.
The 40 percent increase applies to all thicknesses of clear and tinted float, UltraClear, tempered float, SatinDeco, tempered coated and patterned glass. Coated SunGuard and ClimaGuard, ShowerGuard and laminated glass will see a 20 percent increase. Mirror is going up 25 percent. Energy, transportation and silver surcharges are also moving to a monthly adjustment.
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