Building and specialty products manufacturer Johns Manville is planning to construct a new polyiso production facility in Hillsboro, TX in response to the strong construction market in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, the company announced in a release last Wednesday.
“We take great pride in creating and delivering the best product for our customers,” the firm’s president and chief executive officer, Mary Rhinehart, in a statement. “This expansion south of Dallas/Fort Worth, in an area where construction is surging, will increase availability of our premium products to customers throughout the region.”
Work on the new facility is slated to begin this year. When the construction is completed in 2021, the site will produce ENRGY 3 roof insulation, ProtectoR HD high density cover board, AP Foil Faced Foam sheathing, and GoBoard tile backer. Johns Manville said these offerings are in demand because of their light weight, strength, and durability.
“There are tremendous growth opportunities n the Southwest for polyiso products,” said Joe Smith, president of Johns Manville’s Roofing Systems business, in the release. “Three of the 10 largest cities in the country are a short drive from Hillsboro, and some of our largest roofing contractors are located within the service area.”
The new facility will employ over 50 workers when it becomes operational.