GAF Restarts California Glass Mat Plant
SHAFTER, Calif. — GAF announced the restart of its glass mat plant in Shafter, Calif.
The move follows what the company called “a multi-million dollar upgrade to the facility.”
The plant produces a fiberglass substrate called glass mat, a key component in manufacturing rooftop shingles, which are also produced by GAF in Shafter. GAF first announced it was adding the Shafter plant to its operations in 2000.
“We are thrilled to bring the glass mat plant at our Shafter facility back online to support increasing demand for high-quality roofing solutions,” said Jim Schnepper, president of GAF. “We have been proud members of the Shafter community for many years, and are pleased to continue investing in our people and the places where they work and live to help drive the roofing industry forward.”
“As an employer in Shafter, we could not be happier to support our community and our talented team as the glass mat plant begins to operate at full capacity once again,” said Nigel Abraham, Shafter general manager, GAF. “This represents our commitment to our community and our customers, and we are excited to play a bigger role in our local economy and the roofing industry.”