Commercial, Industrial and Transit
IGW served as architect for Guardian West, an automotive parts manufacturing and assembly plant located in Urbana, Illinois. As part of the metal exterior division of Flex-N-Gate Corporation, this 126,000 square foot facility produces front and rear bumpers, brackets, drawbars, hitch assemblies and reinforcements for over 80% of the trucks and SUV’s sold in North America.
Utilizing state-of-the-art equipment, capabilities include deep drawn stamping with robotic transfer systems, robotic welding and polishing, chrome plating, painting, and assembly lines and shipping. Quality is maintained through full service chrome and paint labs and a quality center equipped with a coordinate measuring machine, corrosion test chambers and color matching light booths.