The plant features 52,000 square feet of manufacturing and warehousing space, doubling manufacturing capacity and adding automated equipment to improve efficiency and ergonomics. The facility also includes expanded shipping and receiving facilities; a laboratory with sophisticated quality testing and color matching equipment; and a new customer service hub to serve regional and national customers.
The plant features automated, computer-controlled ingredient delivery and recipe control equipment to increase accuracy and repeatability between batches.
“The automated recipe control leads to unsurpassed precision and accuracy between batches,” said Jeffery Umberger, director of manufacturing. “We see this as a great beginning and just the start of what we hope to accomplish at the new facility — with even more modern automated equipment that can expand production.”
Designed with an eye on future growth and expansion, the Phoenix plant can run multiple mixes at a time and can easily be expanded to accommodate additional automation equipment. Polyglass now has the capacity to increase production significantly as demand increases.
Polyglass, based in Deerfield Beach, Fla., is a leading manufacturer of roofing and waterproofing solutions. For more information visit polyglass.us.