GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, plans to relocate its corporate headquarters to Parsippany, N.J. once renovations are completed on a building at 1 Campus Drive. GAF’s approximately 600 employees and contractors working at the company’s current headquarters in Wayne are expected to transfer to the new location.
For more than 30 years, GAF has been based at a 99-acre campus in Wayne, sharing space with its affiliated companies. Ashland Inc., which acquired International Specialty Products in 2011, announced earlier this year that it would relocate its employees from the GAF campus to other locations in New Jersey.
“Our offices in Wayne, as well as this community, have been terrific for us for many years, and leaving here will be difficult,” said GAF President and CEO Bob Tafaro. “However, the building in Parsippany offers us a modern office with improved work efficiencies which will allow us to continue to improve our services to our customers while providing room for future growth.”
Terms related to GAF’s relocation will not be disclosed. No decision has been made regarding future plans for the Wayne campus.
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.
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