GAF Materials Corp. has started shipments from its new thermoplastic polyolefin and polyisocyanurate roofing plant in Cedar City, Utah.
It began shipping TPO items Aug. 1 with ISO products expected to begin shipping in early 2015.
Construction of the 541,000-square-foot facility began in spring of 2013 and GAF said it currently employs 40 at the plant with an additional 10-15 jobs expected.
Cedar City houses GAF's third TPO and third ISO production lines. It is the firm's second combined TPO/ISO facility and it produces the full line of GAF TPO products — including EverGuard TPO and EverGuard Extreme TPO. GAF said the plant also will manufacture both ISO roof insulation and residential sheathing.
The facility will include a new training center for the Center for the Advancement of Roofing Excellence to support the continued growing demand for its training classes, GAF said.
“Our venture in Cedar City is an example of GAF's continued strategic investment in the commercial roofing industry,” said Gerry Messina, GAF executive director of commercial marketing. “The facility will give us the ability to better service our customers throughout the country.”
GAF also produces TPO at its Mount Vernon, Ind., and Gainesville, Texas, facilities.