GAF to Build Southeast Facility

by bkrigbaum@solagroup.com


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WAYNE, N.J. – February 4,
2010 —
GAF Materials Corporation announced that it will invest in a
new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility to produce asphalt shingles for
customers in the U.S. Southeast regional market.

 

The site selection process is in
progress, with the company currently studying potential sites in Tennessee, South
Carolina
and neighboring states. “The new facility will
provide residential roofing material to the strategically important and growing
Southeastern U.S. market and should help assure our customers of even better
supply now and in the future,” said Dick Nowak, Chief Operating Officer at
GAF.  Once a site is selected, GAF
expects to start product production within 18 months.

 

To ensure a quick start up, the
new plant will combine state-of-the-art equipment relocated from the former GAF
plant in Quakertown,
Penn.
, with the advanced production
equipment.   “As we look at the
roofing market for the next decade, it is obvious that customers will demand
that more of their product is made on newer and better production equipment,”
Nowak said. “This new plant will mean that more of our product is made in the
most modern facilities.”

 

GAF President and Chief Executive
Officer Bob Tafaro said, “Construction of the industry’s newest residential
roofing manufacturing facility positions GAF well for strong future growth and
enables us to continue to meet customer demand for superior products backed by
North America’s largest manufacturer of roofing material.”

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