INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 16) — Firestone Building Products Co. is constructing a new thermoplastic polyolefin manufacturing plant and distribution center in Las Vegas.
Construction of the 256,000-sq.-ft. facility began in the fall of 2006 and an opening is scheduled for the third quarter. The plant will increase Firestone´s total TPO membrane production lines to five, the company said.
The expansion helps Firestone better meet the growing regional demand for its heat-reflective UltraPly-brand TPO roofing systems and enables it to continue providing timely job site delivery, said company President Mike Gorey. "With the opening of this new facility, Firestone will have the largest TPO manufacturing capacity within the commercial roofing industry," he said.
Firestone also plans to build a new distribution center adjacent to its existing EPDM manufacturing plant and distribution center in Prescott, Ark.
The 160,000-sq.-ft. facility will house Firestone´s complete line of single-ply roofing systems and rooftop accessories and position the firm to better serve customer demand, the company said. The distribution center, which will give the company expanded storage capacity to serve its Prescott site, is scheduled to open in the late spring of this year.