CARLISLE, Pa. — Carlisle Construction Materials recently opened its newest insulation manufacturing facility in Puyallup, Wash. The plant’s picturesque location, surrounded by evergreen trees, features a postcard-perfect view of Mount Rainier, the highest mountain in Washington State. The plant manufactures polyiso, EPS, and structural insulation panels (SIPs). It features the most state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment and technology, allowing Carlisle to manufacture unique polyiso-EPS composite products, in addition to standard and premium polyiso and EPS materials. It also features 13 shipping bays and a training room where Carlisle’s partners can receive training on Carlisle, Hunter Panels, and Insulfoam insulation products.

“Due to the geographical location of this facility, where heating degree days (HDD) far outnumber cooling degree days (CDD), we decided to install a dark-colored EPDM membrane in conjunction with a combination of polyiso and EPS insulations. The dark color of the roof will help the facility cut down on its primary energy consumer, heating costs, giving Carlisle a higher rate of return on its investment,” said Charlie Soffel, Carlisle’s Northwest regional sales manager. “Carlisle SynTec Systems’ DryLights were included in the installation and the EPDM membrane was installed using Carlisle’s new VOC-compliant, solvent-free EPDM bonding adhesive, making this roof system a model for energy efficiency and environmental friendliness.”

“Carlisle’s solvent-free EPDM bonding adhesive was very forgiving, and we were impressed by the ease of installation of the system,” said Dave Schlecht of Rooftoppers, Vancouver, Wash., the contractor that installed the EPDM roof system on top of the new manufacturing facility. “The adhesive allowed enough time to correctly lay out the sheets, yet we were able to reduce our labor costs due to its one-sided, wet lay-in capability compared to applying adhesive to both the substrate and the membrane as with many standard roofing adhesives.”

The new manufacturing facility in Puyallup will also give CCM the ability to provide enhanced support and service to its western representative, distributor and contractor partners. The facility’s location makes it easier and quicker than ever for customers in both the Western U.S. and Western Canada to access Carlisle Construction Materials’ insulation products.

“This is a huge benefit for a product that usually needs to be delivered to jobsites on a just-in time basis, and because of the plant’s dual-product manufacturing capabilities, customers will now be able to order mixed loads of Carlisle iso and EPS in the same shipment,” commented Carlisle’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing Nick Shears.

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