GAF Materials Corporation, the country's biggest roofing manufacturer, will reopen its Gainesville, Texas, thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) facility in January 2011. The site will produce GAF's EverGuard TPO roofing membranes and accessories.
"We are taking this action in response to increased demand for our high quality single-ply membranes," said Bob Tafaro, president and CEO of GAF. "Customer satisfaction is paramount to our business and reopening this facility will allow us to improve our customer support as the economy recovers."
Since the Gainesville plant temporarily closed, a GAF facility in Mt. Vernon, Indiana, has produced the products. The Gainesville site will produce goods for mostly the western and southern markets.
The Gainesville facility is the largest of its kind in North America producing only TPO-based single-ply membrane roofing products.