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GAF Establishes Valdosta, Georgia, Manufacturing Complex

GAF, a Standard Industries company and North America's largest roofing and waterproofing manufacturer, will build a new manufacturing plant in Valdosta, Georgia. The $146 million project is expected to create 135 jobs.

The company will purchase 130 acres of land and expand its thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) roofing manufacturing. Construction is planned for this fall with full production in the first quarter of 2024.

"GAF is committed to ensuring that our commercial roofing customers receive the highest quality service and adding another manufacturing plant in Georgia will help ensure that our customers get the GAF products they need as quickly and efficiently as possible," said Jim Schnepper, CEO of GAF. "We're a proud employer in the state of Georgia, Lowndes County and the city of Valdosta and are excited to continue our investment in the region to help drive economic development and bring more opportunities to residents."

GAF, a Standard Industries company, is the leading roofing and waterproofing manufacturer in North America. This new facility will join the company's four existing TPO operations in New Columbia, Pennsylvania; Mount Vernon, Indiana; Gainesville, Texas; and Cedar City, Utah.

“We are excited to celebrate GAF’s fourth location in Georgia and the opportunities this advanced manufacturing facility will create in Lowndes County and the surrounding area,” said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “Manufacturing continues to grow at an incredible rate across Georgia – creating 166 percent more new jobs from economic development projects last year compared to the previous year. These jobs-of-the-future benefit the long-term health of our citizens, families, and communities. Congratulations to our partners in Valdosta and Lowndes County, and thank you GAF for continuing to invest and grow in Georgia.”

Project Manager Kasey Smith represented the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Global Commerce team with the Valdosta-Lowndes County Industrial Authority and Georgia Power.

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