Guardian Industries Corp., FWD Seagrave and Omni Glass & Paint Co. have joined forces to offer to donate the 100 replacement windshields ordered by the New York City Fire Dept. after Tuesday’s terrorist attacks.
“We all agreed that this order represented a small opportunity for each of our companies to support the heroic efforts of the rescue teams in New York City,” said Vince Swint, director of operations for aftermarket distribution at Guardian Industries.
The New York City Fire Department placed an order Thursday with Clintonville, WI-based fire truck manufacturer FWD Seagrave for the windshields. Seagrave contacted its supplier, Omni Glass & Paint Company of Oshkosh, WI, which in turn called global glass manufacturer Guardian Industries, headquartered in Auburn Hills, MI. Within hours of the order, the three companies had agreed to donate the truck windshields and forego normal distribution channels, Swint said.
The fire department’s order has top priority, he added, and delivery is anticipated early this week via a direct shipment.