Johns Manville (JM), a global building and specialty products manufacturer and Berkshire Hathaway company, announced plans today to significantly expand capacity at its Scottsboro, Ala., TPO manufacturing facility.
JM has been a leader in the commercial roofing market for decades, offering a full line of products including built-up, modified asphalt, polyiso and single ply systems. In October 2008, JM’s commitment to single ply manufacturing was solidified with the opening of its first state-of-the-art Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO) facility in Scottsboro, Ala. JM furthered its investment in single ply in 2012 with the opening of its Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) manufacturing plant in Milan, Ohio.
JM will complete construction at the Scottsboro plant next month, increasing overall TPO production capacity by 20 percent.
JM’s best-in-class TPO formulation has remained unchanged since launch and has proven to be durable under real-world conditions of heat and ultra-violet (UV) exposure. It is preferred by top contractors due to its reputation in the market for better weldability, flexibility and overall performance.
“Commercial Roofers Inc. began installing TPO more than 10 years ago. We have found it to be installer-friendly and energy compliant. It has a long, useful life expectancy and is cost effective. This provides great benefits for the building owner,” said Scott Howard, President of Commercial Roofers Inc.
JM has more than 157 years of roofing history and experience. Over the last decade JM has invested more than $125 million in the commercial roofing business and its customers.
“It’s a very exciting time to be a part of JM single ply. We’re ready to move forward with this expansion and eager to bring additional products to our customer partners as we join together in the growing TPO market,” said Jennifer Ford-Smith, Director of Marketing & Single Ply.
About Johns Manville
Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway company (NYSE: BRK.A, BRK.B), is a leading manufacturer and marketer of premium-quality building and specialty products. In business since 1858, the Denver-based company has annual sales of approximately $2.6 billion and holds leadership positions in all of the key markets that it serves. Johns Manville employs approximately 7,000 people and operates 44 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and China. Additional information can be found at www.jm.com.