WAYNE, N.J.(Sept. 20, 2011)—GAF Materials Corp. said it plans to open two plants, one in Georgia and the other in Texas or Oklahoma, to produce polyisocyanurate, a foam insulation material used in commercial roofing systems.
The plants will also be able to make residential sheathing.
The first plant is expected to begin operation in mid-2012, said GAF, and is in Statesboro, Ga. at an existing 300,000-sq-.ft warehouse. It will employ about 50 people, the company said.
Wayne-headquartered GAF is examining potential sites in Texas, Oklahoma and surrounding areas for a second plant expected to open year-end 2012.
Once the two plants are up and running, GAF said it expects to investigate locations for additional plants in response to continued growing industry demand.
GAF currently sources its polyisocyanurate foam from third parties.