GAF Restarts Glass Mat Plant in Shafter, CA
Multi-million Dollar Facility Upgrade to Help Meet Growing Demand
SHAFTER, CA – April 17, 2019 – GAF, a Standard Industries company and the largest roofing and waterproofing manufacturer in North America, announced the restart of its glass mat plant in Shafter, CA following a multi-million dollar upgrade to the facility. The plant produces a fiberglass substrate called glass mat, a key component in manufacturing rooftop shingles, which are also produced by GAF in Shafter.
“We are thrilled to bring the glass mat plant at our Shafter facility back online to support increasing demand for high-quality roofing solutions,” said Jim Schnepper, President of GAF. “We have been proud members of the Shafter community for many years, and are pleased to continue investing in our people and the places where they work and live to help drive the roofing industry forward.”
“As an employer in Shafter, we could not be happier to support our community and our talented team as the glass mat plant begins to operate at full capacity once again,” said Nigel Abraham, Shafter General Manager, GAF. “This represents our commitment to our community and our customers, and we are excited to play a bigger role in our local economy and the roofing industry.”
GAF produces a broad range of industry leading commercial and residential roofing and waterproofing solutions, with the largest network of distributors and certified roofing contractors in North America. For more information about GAF residential roofing products, please visit: https://www.gaf.com/en-us/roofing-products/residential-roofing-products.
GAF, a Standard Industries company, is North America’s largest roofing and waterproofing manufacturer. Through its innovative and customer-driven solutions, the company has protected homes, businesses, families and communities for over 130 years. For more information about GAF, visit www.gaf.com.
About Standard Industries
Standard Industries is a global industrial company with 15,000 employees in over 80 countries. Our industry leading businesses include GAF, BMI Group, GAF Energy, Schiedel, SGI, and Siplast. Key related investment businesses include strategic investment firm 40 North and Winter Properties, a real estate investment management and development company. Through R&D, innovation, supply chain enhancement and social impact efforts we are leading the transformation of our industries. Learn more at www.standardindustries.com.