Johns Manville has broken ground for a new polyisocyanate insulation board products in Hillsboro, Texas, about 60 miles south of Dallas.
The company chose Hillsboro because of its proximity to a number of key customers in the Southwestern U.S. The site will produce board and roofing products for constructin and act as a distribution hub. It will employ 50 people.
"There are growth opportunities in the Southwest for polyiso products," Joe Smith, president of the company's roofing systems business, said. "Three of the 10 largest cities in the country are a short drive from Hillsboro, and some of our largest roofing contractors are located within the service area.
The plant is scheduled to be complete by mid-2021.
The groundbreaking in Hillsboro comes on the heels of a recent expansion of JM’s Milan, Ohio, roofing products plant. That expansion increased the facility’s production capacity and added approximately 50 jobs.