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Atlas Roofing announces plans to build $200M Clinton facility

New business would create 117 jobs

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CLINTON, Iowa – Atlas Roofing Corporation, a leading North American manufacturer of building products, today, Friday, April 21, announced it will build a new $200 million asphalt shingle manufacturing facility in Clinton.

The new facility will be located in the Lincolnway Industrial Rail & Air Park.

The company plans to construct a 440,000-square-foot asphalt shingle plant on 148 acres in the park. The project represents a $224 million capital investment and is expected to create 117 jobs that pay $19.57 per hour, according to information from Andy Sokolovich, president and CEO of Grow Clinton.

The Iowa Economic Development Authority announced Friday that the project has been awarded a $750,000 forgivable loan.

Construction of the new plant will start later this year and be complete in about two years, Mr. Sokolovich told the QCBJ Friday morning.

“We are thrilled to announce that we will be working together with the great people of Clinton to continue our growth in the steep slope roofing category,” Ken Farrish, president of Atlas Roofing Corporation. “Clinton will help us meet customer demand with this investment in capacity in the Midwest, but we are equally excited to bring more than 100 new full-time jobs to the region.”

Numerous Clinton and area business officials were quick to praise the announcement. Some of those comments include:

  • “We welcome Atlas and are excited to have their company establish a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in the Lincolnway Industrial Rail & Air Park,” said Clinton Mayor Scott Maddasion. “The City of Clinton continues to be a magnet for innovative and competitive companies like Atlas. It is terrific to watch firsthand a new company make Clinton, Iowa, their home.”
  •  “The arrival of Atlas proves that Clinton, Iowa, has the workforce and pro-business environment to attract a company of high caliber,” said Clinton City Administrator Matt Brooke. “The Lincolnway Industrial Rail & Air Park is now a plug-and-play site, with a brand new road, expanded public rail, and the complete build-out of all utilities. It was great working with Grow Clinton, the City of Low Moor, Iowa DOT, Iowa Economic Development Authority, and several landowners to see this project come to fruition.”
  • “We are proud to partner with Grow Clinton and the City of Clinton in welcoming Atlas Roofing to the community,” said May Farlinger, vice president customer and community engagement, Alliant Energy. “We are thrilled to see our recent investment in the Lincolnway Rail and Air Park is proving to be an economic asset to the community. We look forward to providing energy solutions to Atlas Roofing and will continue to work with our economic development partners to build stronger communities.”

Design and construction of Atlas’ new shingle manufacturing facility will bring together the skills and talents of Atlas employees from throughout the organization, along with the talented people of Clinton, to make this one of the most efficient and productive shingle manufacturing plants in the industry, the news release said.

“Atlas is committed to bolstering our capacity to support our customer base across the country and this investment in Clinton meets that commitment head on,” added Stanley Bastek, vice president of sales and marketing for the Atlas Shingles and Underlayment Division. “This new manufacturing facility will result in service level improvements that increase access to Atlas shingles and system components across the country.”

The announcement comes on the heels of Atlas celebrating 40 years in the asphalt roofing industry. Its employees and customers are the foundation of Atlas’ success, and this new manufacturing facility will allow Atlas employees to serve its customers with high quality and innovative roofing products for the next 40 years, according to the company.

From a single asphalt shingle manufacturing facility in 1982, Atlas has grown to 33 manufacturing facilities in North America providing worldwide product distribution. Today, products from the company’s four major divisions, Polyiso Roof and Wall Insulation, Shingle and Underlayment, Molded Products, and Web Technologies, are manufactured in state-of-the-art facilities and shipped from our network of manufacturing plants and distribution facilities in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

Atlas’ mission is to deliver leading products and solutions that enrich the lives of those they touch, by nurturing a culture of agility, teamwork, and accessibility that attracts the most talented people in our industries.

Atlas, which was founded in 1982, is based in Atlanta, Georgia. It has 36 production facilities in North America, according to the company’s website. The company has a facility in East Moline at 3110 Morton Drive. The company’s website describes that facility as a roof and wall insulation company.

Another nearby Atlas facility in Washington, Iowa, is described as a molded products facility.


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