GAF Begins Commercial Production at Fourth Polyiso Insulation Manufacturing Location
PARSIPPANY, NJ — GAF announced today that it has expanded its commercial roofing operations with the start of production at the company’s fourth polyisocyanurate (polyiso) insulation manufacturing plant for its EnergyGuard™ line of products. Strategically located in New Columbia, Pa., this new facility enables GAF to add manufacturing capacity and elevate service to customers in the Northeast.
“We’re thrilled to officially begin commercial polyiso insulation production in New Columbia,” said John Altmeyer, executive chairman, GAF Commercial Roofing. “While supply chain issues worsened by the ongoing pandemic have created industry-wide shortages in the raw material needed to manufacture polyiso, our investment in this new facility enables GAF to maximize manufacturing capacity to meet demand and puts us in a prime position to increase capacity as soon as supply is restored.”
Construction on the 250,000-square-foot building — which is home to a production line roughly the size of two and a half football fields — began in 2019. Production will continue to build in the coming months and ramp up to full capacity as raw materials become more readily available. Fifty new jobs were added in New Columbia as a result of this new operation.