October 14, 2013 9:00 PM
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GAF to Host Contractors and Distributors at Grand Opening of GAF’s New Gainesville, TX ISO Plant

GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, will host an open house on Tuesday, October 22 to celebrate the grand opening of its second polyisocyanurate (ISO) plant. ISO is a rigid-board insulation material, which can be used in both commercial and residential applications to reduce energy demand on a building.

 

Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach will be a featured speaker for the event. Distributors, contractors, media, and local government leaders are expected to attend the event, which begins at 10:30 a.m. and continues through 2 p.m.

 

The new GAF state-of-the-art facility is located in Gainesville, Texas (north of Dallas), and follows the opening of GAF’s first ISO manufacturing facility last year in Statesboro, Georgia. It is one of the few plants in the country and the only one in this market that combines production of thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) roofing membranes and ISO roofing insulation. This plant enables GAF to efficiently service its customers throughout the central and southwest regions of the U.S. by shipping combined loads of TPO and ISO, thereby reducing unloading time and providing high-quality materials delivered at a better value. Additionally, the reduction in trucks required for shipping means fewer emissions and therefore less environmental impact.

 

“Our Gainesville plant increases our leadership position in the roofing industry, enabling us to serve our customers more efficiently and produce more industry-changing products than ever before,” stated Bob Tafaro, president and CEO at GAF. “We are proud to be an American-based company and are deeply committed to investing in the future of our country by building plants, creating jobs, and delivering innovative products.”

 

The plant is located at 1301 Corporate Drive in Gainesville, TX. GAF’s presence in Texas includes three manufacturing facilities (in Dallas, Ennis, and Gainesville), a research and development center in Ennis, and a corporate office in Dallas.

 

About GAF

Founded in 1886, GAF has become the largest roofing manufacturer in North America. The company’s products include a comprehensive portfolio of steep-slope and commercial roofing systems, which are supported by an extensive national network of factory-certified contractors. Its success is driven by its commitment to Advanced Quality, Industry Expertise, and Solutions Made Simple for contractors, specifiers, and property owners alike. In 2011, GAF was the first roofing manufacturer to offer a Lifetime limited warranty on all of its laminated shingles and, in 2012, it introduced the GAF Lifetime Roofing System.

 

With a focus on social responsibility, GAF has developed Advanced ProtectionShingle Technology, which provides superior durability and wind resistance while reducing the use of scarce natural resources. The company has also 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.

 

GAF 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 Press Inquiries:
Alyssa Hall, Corporate Communications
973-628-3301
ahall@gaf.com
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