First of all, nice choice for a location for your conference, Solar Gard. At its Annual Asian Distributor Conference in Xishuangbanna this week, the company announced plans for constructing a new manufacturing plant in Qingdao.
This facility is to meet the growing demand for the company's Quantum and Solar Gard branded window films and PV backsheet products.
Solar Gard will be hiring technical, manufacturing and managerial employees for the operation. Expected to open in early 2012, the Qingdao coating and laminating site will service customers predominantly in China and throughout Asia and is projected to contribute 25% revenue growth to Bekaert Specialty Films global operations.
The Qingdao manufacturing plant will meet California’s EPA standards and will pursue ISO 14001:2004 certification. Solar Gard's architectural, automotive and industrial films are manufactured by Bekaert Specialty Films, LLC, part of Bekaert (Euronext Brussels: BEKB).