ATLANTA — Atlas Roofing Corporation announced it will build a new shingle laminating line at its Ardmore, Okla., facility. Construction of the state-of-the-art line is scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2021 with an anticipated startup in the fourth quarter of 2021. Current Ardmore production will continue while the new line is completed.

"The Ardmore facility and its people are a big part of Atlas and our history," said Mike McCaig, vice president of operations for the Atlas shingles and underlayment division. "We have a great team at Ardmore and building a new line at this site will help make it competitive for many years to come."

The new laminating line will create a significant increase in Atlas' overall laminate shingle capacity and will create efficiencies throughout the plant to help increase overall throughput. The existing facility has been operating since 1960 and technology in the production of asphalt shingles has changed significantly since then.

"This new asphalt shingle line will help strengthen our value proposition to customers throughout the country as it will allow for growth and service area enhancements at all Atlas facilities," said Stanley Bastek, vice president of sales and marketing for the Atlas shingles and underlayment division. "We're excited to be adding this laminate shingle line to grow the Pinnacle line of Scotchgard Protector products at Ardmore, and we will be exploring opportunities for new, innovative shingle and accessory products in the near future."

The increased capacity in the Ardmore facility will make a significant contribution to the Atlas Roofing Corporation family of products. Atlas designer shingles with Scotchgard Protector provides assurance to homeowners with the longest lasting, most durable shingle on the market.