GAF to build new plant in Kansas to manufacture roofing materials and shingles 

March 26, 2024
The plant will be used to manufacture roofing products, including GAF Timberline HDZ and GAF Timberline ArmorShield II shingles.

GAF has announced plans to construct a new shingle plant in Newton, Kansas. The Standard Industries company, which specializes in roofing and waterproofing manufacturing, will generate more than 130 new jobs for the surrounding area. The plant will be used to manufacture roofing products, including GAF Timberline HDZ and GAF Timberline ArmorShield II shingles. Construction on the new facility will begin in June 2024, with operations beginning in 2027 and full production capacity achieved in 2029. 

In a recent quote, John Altmeyer, CEO of GAF, said, "This new facility allows us to meet growing customer demand for our market-leading roofing products and expands our ability to innovate as we look to the future. We are excited to work with city and state officials throughout this process to build a state-of-the-art factory that will generate new, good paying jobs and support the greater Newton area through meaningful community involvement." 

Governor Laura Kelly added, "GAF's expansion into Kansas once again showcases our status as a national leader in advanced manufacturing. The company's innovative production methods and proven track record of community involvement make it an ideal partner for Newton and the entire state." 



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