Despite several weather-related delays, progress continues on the construction of JM’s new production plant in Hillsboro, Texas. This month, the first tilt wall panels were set in place.
The project, internally referred to as “Project Maverick,” broke ground in September 2020. Soon after, the nearby Dallas-Fort Worth area experienced everything from heavy rains in late 2020 to an unprecedented snowstorm last month that resulted in a massive power outage that impacted the entire state for more than a week.
“Challenges aside, our general contractor continues to make good progress to keep the project on track to provide JM access to the building at the end of May to start assembly of the manufacturing line,” said Bruce Ringstrand, Group Manager of Capital Engineering.
An extension of Johns Manville Drive and the water and sewer lines along it ― all being handled by the city of Hillsboro ― are forecast to be completed by early August.
The plant is slated to be fully complete and begin production in 2022. It will manufacture polyiso products including ENRGY 3® roof insulation, ProtectoR® HD high density cover board, AP® Foil Faced Foam sheathing and GoBoard® tile backer. These products are preferred in the market due to their high R-value per inch and the strength and durability they offer.
When complete, the Hillsboro plant will employ more than 50 people and include a JM roofing distribution center. The warehouse will stock many JM products, including TPO and accessories to expand customer service. FA Peinado Construction is the general contractor and Martin-Tomlinson Roofing will install the JM roofing system beginning at the end of March.
Photos courtesy of FA Peinado Construction