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Friday, September 16, 2011 - 9:07am

Roofing Maker Adds Third Location

State officials say a roofing manufacturer will open a new facility in Bulloch County, creating about 50 full-time jobs.

Building materials maker GAF will produce insulation in Statesboro. The company already has two other Georgia locations, in Savannah and Cumming.

Governor Nathan Deal says the announcement is good news for the state's economy.

“The expansion of Georgia’s existing industries is vital to the growth of our state’s recovering economy,” Deal said. “GAF’s expansion and investment makes a very significant statement about the company’s commitment to Georgia, and is another example of how our competitive assets for expanding companies help us create meaningful opportunities for the people and communities throughout the state.”

"We believe it will greatly strengthen our position in the commercial roofing business, as well as giving us the ability to produce residential sheathing products,” stated Bob Tafaro, president and chief executive officer at GAF.

The new GAF plant will be located in the Gateway Industrial Park in Statesboro


Information from Governor Nathan Deal's office