PARSIPPANY, NJ, November 15, 2021 / PRNewswire / – GAF today announced that it has expanded its commercial roofing business with the start of production at the company’s fourth polyisocyanurate (polyiso) insulation manufacturing facility for its EnergyGuardâ¢ product line. Strategically located in New Colombia, Pennsylvania, this new facility allows GAF to increase its manufacturing capacity and improve service to customers in the North East.
âWe are delighted to officially begin commercial production of polyiso insulation in New Colombia,” noted Jean Altmeyer, Executive Chairman, GAF Commercial Roofing. âWhile supply chain issues exacerbated by the ongoing pandemic have created industry-wide shortages of the raw materials needed to manufacture polyiso, our investment in this new facility allows GAF to maximize the manufacturing capacity to meet demand and puts us in a privileged position to increase capacity as soon as supply is restored. “
Construction of the 250,000 square foot building, which houses a production line of approximately two and a half football fields, began in 2019. Production will continue to grow over the next few months and increase to full capacity as the raw materials will increase. readily available. Fifty new jobs were added in New Colombia following this new operation.
âGAF was part of New Colombia community since 2017. This is an ideal location for the new polyiso insulation plant given the talented workforce in the area and its proximity to major highways and railways, âsaid Michael widerquist, Plant Manager, GAF-New Columbia. “The team and culture of innovation and growth we have here are the perfect match not only to successfully start this new production line, but also to serve and support the community for many years to come.”
GAF New Columbia also manufactures commercial thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) and Cobra products.Â® Ridge vent products for residential applications in a building adjacent to the new polyiso plant. With these two manufacturing plants side by side, GAF will be able to consolidate shipments of TPO and polyiso insulation, ensuring that the products can be delivered together to a job site.
âAs a leader in the roofing industry, GAF invests in manufacturing capacity and capabilities to continue to meet our goal of protecting what matters most,â said Jim schnepper, Managing Director of GAF. “This additional capacity will allow us to continue to expand our position in commercial roofing and provide superior service to our customers.”
The company also manufactures GAF EnergyGuardâ¢ Polyiso insulation to sound Cedar City, Utah; Gainesville, Texas; and Statesboro, Georgia Locations.
GAF is North America largest roofing and waterproofing manufacturer and part of Standard Industries, a global building materials company. GAF’s products include a comprehensive portfolio of roofing and waterproofing solutions for residential and commercial properties as well as for civil engineering applications. GAF’s comprehensive offering is supported by an extensive national network of factory-certified contractors. GAF continues to be a leader in quality and offers full warranty protection on its products and systems. The company’s success is driven by a commitment to empower its employees to deliver advanced quality and targeted innovation. Learn more at www.GAF.com.
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