This facility is the company’s third in Ohio, with representation in three lines of its North American businesses of Insulation Systems, Engineered Products and Roofing Systems. Mr. Raba also noted that, “This is the right time to invest in enhancing our product portfolio and JM now has one of the broadest offerings of commercial roofing products in the industry.”
EPDM is a thermoset synthetic rubber single ply roofing membrane known for its durability, ease of installation and superior weathering characteristics. Approximately 80% of the EPDM market is located in the Midwest and Northeast. JM strategically selected a location close to the majority of its customers to ensure the most efficient delivery. The new facility, a former rubber manufacturing facility, began renovations in May 2011. With approximately 100 million square feet of manufacturing capacity and production scheduled for mid-2012, this will be the second new Roofing Systems facility opened by JM in the past three years. JM opened its Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO) plant in Scottsboro, AL, in November 2008.