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Guardian Luxguard merger on track

The American float glass company has announced that it has started discussions with union delegations about the merger of its two Luxembourg sites. The Dudelange oven, which is reaching the end of its travel, will not be replaced.

The American float glass company has announced that it has started discussions with union delegations about the merger of its two Luxembourg sites. The Dudelange oven, which is reaching the end of its travel, will not be replaced.

(DH with Pierre Leyers) – While the future of the Guardian factory in Dudelange has been coming back regularly in the news for ten years, its future will soon be determined. Indeed, following a press release sent on Wednesday evening, the American company said it had started negotiations with union delegations for merge the Bascharage and Dudelange entities. A merger confirmed this Thursday by Franz Fayot (LSAP), the Minister of the Economy, in Parliament. In terms of staff, these are 450 employees who are concerned with the future of Guardian Luxguard I and II, including 220 in the Forge du Sud.

The press release sent by the management of Guardian evoked discussions about the “possible cooling of the float glass furnace of Dudelange”, as well as the possible merger “of the operational legal entities in Luxembourg”. However, the Forge du sud site “will not be closed, but its activity will be reduced,” commented the city mayor, Dan Biancalana (LSAP).

“To date, our two facilities continue to provide high quality products, as needed, to meet customer demand,” said the statement. “There will be no disruption for our customers. At the appropriate time, and when the actions are finalized, we will provide further details. ” In this regard, a meeting is scheduled for next Friday.

The company, which is part of the American group Koch Industries, specializes in the manufacture of float glass, fiberglass insulation and building materials.


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