PARSIPPANY, N.J. — GAF has announced plans to open a new polyvinyl chloride (PVC) manufacturing line at its commercial roofing plant in Cedar City, Utah. The line, which GAF expects to become operational as early as mid-2016, will transform the Cedar City operation into a full-service manufacturer and supplier of PVC and thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) single-ply membranes as well as polyisocyanurate (ISO) insulation.

GAF also announced that it is actively considering locations for an additional plant in the eastern United States that will manufacture PVC, TPO and ISO. Known for its flexibility, ease of application and chemical resistance, PVC remains a popular single-ply solution among commercial roofing contractors.

“The Cedar City PVC line will strengthen GAF’s position as a leading-edge, full-service supplier of PVC, TPO and ISO,” said Bob Tafaro, president and CEO of GAF. “By manufacturing all three products at Cedar City and soon on the east coast, we will deliver superior economies of scale to our operations and unrivaled service to our customers. This investment demonstrates our continued commitment to growth and leadership in the low-slope roofing market.”

“GAF is poised to leverage our track record of innovation and operational excellence,” he continued. “We’re ready to bring to the PVC market the same ingenuity and manufacturing expertise that have helped us to manufacture best-in-class TPO products.”

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