Guardian Industries to build new factory

US glass firm Guardian Industries Corp. announced in mid-April that it intends to build a new factory on Humberside, UK, creating 300 manufacturing jobs. Backed by GBP 4.9 million in regional selectiv…

US glass firm Guardian Industries Corp. announced in mid-April that it intends to build a new factory on Humberside, UK, creating 300 manufacturing jobs. Backed by GBP 4.9 million in regional selective assistance and GBP 2.7 million from Yorkshire Forward, the company will invest a total of GBP 115 million in the factory at Goole. The development is the third major US investment in the region in just over a year following deals with Insight, which is building its European headquarters in Sheffield, and Boeing, which is building an advanced manufacturing research centre in Rotherham.