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June Business of the Month is…

GUARDIAN INDUSTRIES OF GENEVA, NY!!

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GENEVA, NEW YORK – The Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board (FL WIB) announced today that Guardian Industries, located in Geneva, NY is June’s “Business of the Month” recognizing the company’s efforts to build strong community partnerships along with their continuing contributions to the local economy.

Karen Springmeier (left), Executive Director for the FLWIB, Inc. presents the award to Rebecca Farrington (center) and Shawn Pollock, HR-Generalist’s at Guardian Industries in Geneva.

Karen Springmeier (left), Executive Director for the FLWIB, Inc. presents the award to Rebecca Farrington (center) and Shawn Pollock, both are HR-Generalist’s at Guardian Industries in Geneva.

Guardian Industries produces high performance glass for architectural, residential, interior, transportation and technical glass applications. Guardian’s glass is found in homes, offices and cars and in some of the world’s most iconic projects. Their energy-efficient, low-E-coated glass is designed to meet the toughest architectural and aesthetic challenges.

Producing high performance glass takes a highly skilled workforce.  To help find these workers Guardian accesses the services of Finger Lakes Works. Open Recruitments through FL WIB’s Career Centers and annual job fair events are just a couple of strategies Guardian has used to help them find qualified applicants.  Additionally, Guardian uses pre-employment testing services known as Work Keys, administered through Finger Lakes Works, to help ensure the new employees have the right skills for Guardian’s positions.  Guardian is also a member of FAME (Finger Lakes Advanced Manufacturing Enterprise) a regional industry group focused on building a world-class workforce here in the Finger Lakes.

“The Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board is proud to recognize Guardian Industries for their partnership in developing and maintaining a strong workforce in our community for over 18 years ”, said Karen Springmeier, Director of Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board Inc.  “We have worked with them since their first outreach and recruitment sessions and look forward to working with the company as they continue to grow in our area.”