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Guardian offers windshield recycling

May 14, 2012
By Guardian Automotive

In an effort to protect the environment and help its customers reduce waste costs, Guardian Automotive Products is offering windshield recycling through its nationwide distribution centers.

“We are excited about our new green initiative,” said Scott Billings, director of distribution operations for Guardian Automotive.
“Windshield recycling is a win/win – we’re doing the right thing for
the environment by keeping windshields out of landfills and we’re
helping our customers reduce their waste costs."

Customers of Guardian Automotive’s distribution business can return
damaged windshields to Guardian to be recycled. The new windshield
recycling program is currently operational at four of Guardian’s 12
distribution centers: Detroit, Mi.; Cincinnati, Ohio,; Findlay, Ohio;  and Atlanta, Ga.
The remaining facilities will offer windshield recycling later this

“We’ve received a lot of positive feedback from our customers,” said
Billings. “Once we put the new containers out and communicated with our
customers, we immediately began seeing damaged windshields being


More than 12 million windshields are replaced in the United States
each year and a vast majority of the old windshields end up in a
landfill. Guardian’s windshield recycling initiative will help reduce
the impact on landfills and the recycled materials will be used as batch
ingredients for products like fiberglass insulation, concrete, ceramics
and more.

A subsidiary of Guardian Industries,
Guardian Automotive manufactures a variety of automotive glass products
and provides solutions to OEMs and
the automotive aftermarket.

Guardian Automotive operates 12 distribution centers across the United States, including its newest in Cincinnati.
All are strategically located to provide day and night local delivery
service of Guardian Automotive’s high-quality automotive, truck, bus and
RV windshields and other glass products. Each distribution center
carries a full-line of auto glass installation tools, accessories and
sundry items for autos and other vehicles, including mirrors, moldings,
urethane and installation supplies.

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