Parsippany, N.J.-based GAF, a Standard Industries company that manufactures roofing and waterproofing products, will invest $146 million in a new plant that will add 135 jobs in Valdosta, Ga., to expand capacity for commercial products.
GAF officials purchased a 130-acre parcel for the facility, which is expected to start manufacturing the EverGuard line of thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) products in the first quarter of 2024.
Earlier this year, at the International Roofing Expo in New Orleans, GAF put a spotlight on its EverGuard SA products, which come with a factory-applied adhesive. The company says EverGuard SA installs up to 60 percent faster than traditional GAF TPO bucket adhesives, according to GAF tests.
The new jobs to produce EverGuard products in Valdosta will be created over the next six years. GAF currently employs 225 people in Georgia at facilities in Savannah, Statesboro and Cumming.