In response to the Russian aggression against Ukraine, Guardian Glass has sold its two float glass manufacturing facilities in Russia, according to officials. The sale will affect 600 employees, according to a statement from Dave Robertson, president and chief operating officer of Koch Industries, the parent company of Guardian. Robertson first announced the company's plan to close the facilities in April.
The business was sold to Vladimir Alexandrovich Voronin, president of FSK Group, a private enterprise in the construction industry.
"This is an outcome facilitated and supported by plant employees and complies with all applicable sanctions, laws and regulations," Robertson says in a company press release. "We continue to condemn Russia’s actions and aggression in Ukraine and remain united in support of all who have been harmed by this horrible conflict."