Started in 1932 as Guardian Glass Company, Guardian Industries is one of the world's leading manufacturers of float and fabricated glass products. It is a privately held company that employs more than 19,000 staff members in over 20 countries. The company provides a variety of automotive products, including grilles, bezels, fascias, wheel covers and lips, side windows, sail panes, and rain and light sensors. Guardian Industries offers the EcoGuard Float, ClimaGuard SPF, SilverGuard and G-Coat brands of products. The company additionally provides architectural glass products for the commercial and residential markets. It operates a wholly owned subsidiary, the Guardian Building Products Group (GBPG), which provides insulation, roofing, windows, doors and related building materials.