GAF Chooses Site for its Asphalt Roofing Shingle Manufacturing Facility
WAYNE, N.J. — GAF announced that it has selected a 147-acre site in Missouri for the company’s newest asphalt roofing shingle manufacturing facility. This facility will be GAF’s 14th shingle plant and its eighth with a four-wide laminator. This new, state-of-the-art plant will significantly increase GAF’s production capacity and enhance its customer service throughout North America and beyond.
With more than 320,000 square feet of manufacturing, warehouse and office space, GAF’s new facility will have the highest production capacity of any shingle manufacturing plant in the industry and will be equipped with the most modern technology. According to the company, this will allow GAF to continue to offer the highest-quality and most-consistent product utilizing its proprietary Advanced Protection® Shingle Technology.
GAF continues to invest in new technology, and the Missouri facility represents another chapter in GAF’s rich heritage of innovation.
“Our newest plant demonstrates GAF’s commitment to expanding our business, and to serving our customers with the most innovative technology by delivering quality product when and where our customers need it,” said Bob Tafaro, president and chief executive officer of GAF. “We’re proud to have a new home in Missouri. Building this plant is consistent with our desire to create quality manufacturing jobs right here in America and strengthen the U.S. manufacturing economy.”
According to the company, the plant will directly employ about 125 people, and operations are expected to begin by the end of 2017. The plant will serve GAF’s Midwest markets, and it further enables the company to best serve all of its markets and customers.
“Missouri makes what the world wants, and manufacturing continues to be an important and growing sector of our economy,” Missouri Governor Jay Nixon stated. “In today’s global economy, companies like GAF have many options for where to take their jobs and investments. By choosing to build their new, state-of-the-art plant here in Moberly, they are recognizing Missouri’s competitive business climate and highly skilled workforce. We are very proud to welcome GAF to the Show-Me State.”
“We are excited to welcome GAF to Moberly, and we understand that this manufacturing facility will have a significant impact on the economy in north-central Missouri,” said Mayor John Kimmons. “This new facility will be a great fit for our qualified workforce, which is armed with the skills for today’s high-tech manufacturing environment.”
Kimmons added, “We are grateful that GAF’s ownership group chose to make this important investment in the Magic City, and we are confident that GAF will be a good corporate citizen and a great addition to our community.”
For more information, visit www.gaf.com.