CEDAR CITY, Utah—GAF Materials Corp. plans to open a polyvinyl chloride manufacturing line at its commercial roofing plant in Cedar City, and it is “actively considering” locations for an additional plant in the Eastern U.S., the firm said in a May 4 news release.
GAF said the potential new plant would produce PVC, thermoplastic polyolefin and polyisocyanurate roofing membranes. It currently operates three other plants in addition to Cedar City—in Gainesville, Texas, producing TPO and ISO; in Mount Vernon, Ind., producing TPO; and in Statesboro, Ga., producing ISO.
The firm also produces both TPO and ISO at its Cedar City facility. It projects the new PVC line to be operational as early as mid-2016.
“The Cedar City PVC line will strengthen GAF's position as a leading-edge, full-service supplier of PVC, TPO and ISO,” President and CEO Bob Tafaro said in a statement. “By manufacturing all three products at Cedar City and soon on the East Coast, we will deliver superior economies of scale to our operations and unrivaled service to our customers.”
GAF says it is the largest roofing manufacturer in North America with products including steep-slope and commercial roofing systems.