PHOENIX — Eagle Roofing Products announced a significant production capacity expansion at its Phoenix, Ariz. plant.
Due to current demand in the marketplace and foreshadowing of what's to come, the Phoenix housing market is seeing a momentous surge that is expected to carry well into 2021. These positive indicators has prompted Eagle to make a substantial investment to meet the needs of their customers.
"The Phoenix market is clearly the hottest market in the United States," said Dave Skierkowski, regional director for Eagle Roofing Products. "Meeting with builders throughout the region over the last several weeks, we have been subjected to a high level of enthusiasm about the Southwest real estate market that has led us to the conclusion that our market will need additional concrete roof tile capacity to satisfy home buyer demand for the next several years."
Eagle Roofing Products' immediate plans call for training existing and new team members in preparation for expanding the Phoenix plant's capacity by over 15,000 squares per month. The additional production equates to roughly 425 homes per month, bringing the existing capacity to approximately 100,000 squares per month. The added volume will enable Eagle to produce enough concrete roof tile to furnish about 2,850 homes per month.
"We are seeing incredible growth in the Phoenix metro area, as well as in Tucson, Yuma, Albuquerque and El Paso; all markets that we service out of our Phoenix plant. Roofing contractors, builders and distributors have begun to express serious concerns over industry capacity constraints, priority lists, and extended truck turnaround times," said John Campbell, vice president of sales and marketing for Eagle Roofing Products. "Eagle has additional production lines available at our Phoenix manufacturing plant that could be re-commissioned if the market continues to vault towards the levels last seen in 2004 and 2005. We have no limitations should the market continue to grow."