September 15, 2011 12:00 AM

GAF to Open Two Roofing Insulation Plants

GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, announced today that it will soon open plants in Georgia and the Texas or Oklahoma areas to produce polyisocyanurate (ISO), an insulation material used in commercial roofing systems. The plants will also have residential sheathing capacity. 

The first plant is expected to begin operations mid-year 2012. The facility is located in Statesboro, Georgia at an existing 300,000 square foot warehouse and will employ approximately 50 people. GAF is currently examining potential sites in Texas, Oklahoma, and surrounding areas for a second plant expected to open year-end 2012. Both plants are strategically located to accommodate the company’s current commercial roofing demand. Once the two plants are up and running, GAF expects to investigate locations for additional plants to give us nationwide manufacturing capability in the near future. 

“We are opening these polyisocyanurate roof insulation plants in response to continued industry demand, and we believe it will greatly strengthen our position in the commercial roofing business, as well as give us the ability to produce residential sheathing products,” stated Bob Tafaro, president and chief executive officer at GAF. 

GAF is a leader in the manufacturing of commercial roofing and currently sources its ISO from third parties. The opening of these dedicated plants will allow GAF to increase its service and hence offer a more cost-effective solution to its customers.

About GAF

Now proudly celebrating its 125th year in the industry, GAF has become the largest roofing manufacturer in North America, with sales of nearly $3 billion annually. The company’s products include a comprehensive portfolio of steep-slope and low-slope roofing systems, as well as composite decking, which are supported by an extensive national network of factory-certified contractors. Its success is driven by a commitment to provide property owners and specifiers with the best and safest choice in roofing and by helping supportive contractors and distributors to build their businesses and avoid hassles. 

With a focus on social responsibility, GAF has developed single-ply and asphaltic membranes with superior durability and high reflectivity to meet the most rigorous industry standards while helping commercial property owners and designers reduce energy consumption. 

The Company also supports the roofing industry through CARE, the Center for the Advancement of Roofing Excellence, which has provided education to over 125,000 professionals. CARE’s mission is to help professional contractors and distributors build their businesses through sales and management education, and to provide product and installation training to contractors, distributors, architects, property owners, and related industry personnel. For more information about GAF, visit
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