Johns Manville (JM), which manufactures energy-efficient building products, celebrated the opening of its new commercial roofing single-ply membrane manufacturing facility in Ohio, USA. The production facility will manufacture Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) roofing products.
“We are delighted to deliver on our commitment to our customers and dedicate JM's newest manufacturing facility - one of 40 JM facilities across the globe,” said JM chairman, president and CEO Todd Raba. “Our new EPDM plant here in Milan is a state-of-the-art facility with world-class capabilities and we're proud to showcase it today.” The facility is the company's third manufacturing operation in Ohio, and establishes a roofing systems presence to join JM's Insulation Systems and Engineered Products businesses, which have facilities in Defiance and Waterville, Ohio, respectively.
“This is the right time to invest in enhancing our product portfolio and JM now has the broadest offering of commercial roofing products in the industry," added Bob Wamboldt, vice president and general manager of JM's Roofing Systems business. “With over $125 million invested in our commercial roofing business over the past five years, we are truly stepping up to our commitment to our customers. JM has dedicated substantial resources to underscore our commitment to the single ply business and ensure a strong future for our customers in this segment of the commercial roofing industry.”
EPDM is a thermoset synthetic rubber single-ply roofing membrane known for its durability, ease of installation and superior weathering characteristics. Approximately 80% of the EPDM market is located in the Midwest and Northeast US. The new facility, a former rubber manufacturing plant, has approximately 100 million square feet of manufacturing capacity and is the second Roofing Systems facility opened by JM since 2008 when the company opened its Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO) plant in Scottsboro, Alabama.
Johns Manville manufactures and markets products for building insulation, mechanical insulation, commercial roofing, and roof insulation, as well as fibres and nonwovens for commercial, industrial and residential applications. JM serves markets that include aerospace, automotive and transportation, air handling, appliance, HVAC, pipe and equipment, filtration, waterproofing, building, flooring, interiors and wind energy.
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