Johns Manville hosted a ceremonial dedication on Sept. 21 for a new state-of-the-art thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) roofing membrane manufacturing facility in Scottsboro, Ala.

U.S. Congressman Bud Cramer (left) and Mayor of Scottsboro Dan Deason (right) join Tom Ryan (center), JM vice president and general manager, at the dedication of the new plant.


SCOTTSBORO, Ala. - Johns Manville (JM) hosted a ceremonial dedication on Sept. 21 for a new state-of-the-art thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) roofing membrane manufacturing facility in Scottsboro, Ala. State and local dignitaries, including U.S. Congressman Bud Cramer, joined JM’s Vice President and General Manager of Roofing Systems, Tom Ryan in delivering keynote addresses before government officials, members of the Scottsboro community, JM executives and other business leaders.

“This is truly a great day for the City of Scottsboro and the State of Alabama,” Alabama Gov. Bob Riley said. “Johns Manville’s investment is a testament to the workforce in Scottsboro, and the State is committed to ensure the company’s success in Alabama.” Johns Manville will manufacture TPO for use in commercial and industrial roofing systems. The company plans to begin production in mid-2008.

“We are excited to be part of the Scottsboro, Alabama business community,” said Ryan. “This investment reinforces our commitment to providing our customers with a complete portfolio of bituminous and single-ply low-slope roofing systems backed by our superior service.” For more information, visit www.jm.com.