Atlas Roofing Corporation will construct a 440,000 square foot asphalt shingle plant on 148 acres in Clinton.
The project — at the Lincolnway Industrial Rail & Air Park — represents a $224 million capital investment and is expected to create 117 jobs at $19.57 an hour, according to a Friday release by Grow Clinton.
The Iowa Economic Development Authority Board has granted Atlas tax benefits and a $750,000 forgivable loan through the High Quality Jobs program for the Clinton plant.
The facility represents the next phase of a vision to empower its employees to create targeted solutions and products while creating additional shingle capacity in a geographic location that best serves its customers, the company announced.
The proposed plant location at Clinton’s Lincolnway Industrial Rail and Air Park (there is no architectural rendering of the building yet).
“We are pleased to announce that we will be working with the great people of Clinton, IA, to continue our growth in the pitched roof category,” said Ken Farrish, president of Atlas Roofing Corporation, in a Friday statement. “Clinton will help us meet customer demand with this investment in Midwest capacity, but we’re equally excited to bring more than 100 new full-time positions to the region.”
Atlas plans to employ a growing team of industry leaders to design and build a facility focused on safety, quality and innovation.
“Safety and quality are at the core of our mission at Atlas,” said Brad Parten, vice president of operations, “as they ensure that the needs of both our employees and our customers are at the heart of our planning and decision-making processes.”
The design and construction of Atlas’ new shingle plant will combine the skills and talents of Atlas employees from across the company along with the talented Clinton employees to make it one of the most efficient and productive shingle plants in the industry.
“Atlas is committed to strengthening our capabilities to support our customer base across the country, and this investment in Clinton directly fulfills that commitment,” said Stanley Bastek, vice president of sales and marketing for the Atlas Shingles and Underlayment Division. “This new manufacturing facility will result in improvements in service levels that will increase access to Atlas shingles and system components across the country.”
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“We welcome Atlas and are excited that your company is building a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at the Lincolnway Industrial Rail & Air Park,” said Scott Maddasion, Mayor of Clinton. “The city of Clinton continues to be a magnet for innovative and competitive companies like Atlas. It’s great to see firsthand a new company making Clinton, Iowa its home.”
Atlas will invest $224 million in the new asphalt shingle manufacturing facility.
“Atlas’ arrival proves that Clinton, Iowa has the workforce and business-friendly environment to attract a high-quality company,” said Matt Brooke, City Manager. “Lincolnway Industrial Rail & Air Park is now a plug and play site with a brand new road, expanded public rail and full upgrade of all utilities.
“It’s been great working with Grow Clinton, the City of Low Moor, the Iowa DOT, the Iowa Department of Economic Development, and several landowners to see this project come to fruition,” he said.
“We are proud to partner with Grow Clinton and the City of Clinton to welcome Atlas Roofing to the community,” said May Farlinger, vice president of customer and community engagement at Alliant Energy. “We are very pleased that our recent investment in the Lincolnway Rail and Air Park is proving to be an economic win for the community.
“We look forward to offering Atlas Roofing energy solutions and will continue to work with our economic development partners to build stronger communities,” she said. “This investment will enable Atlas to meet the growing demand for higher quality, reliable roofing materials such as Atlas shingles with Core4 technology to protect against harmful wind and hail.
Atlas Roofing has 33 manufacturing facilities in North America.
Atlas (which has a facility at 3110 Morton Drive, East Moline) will continue to manufacture its high quality architectural shingles with 3M’s Scotchgard Protector, the Friday statement said. In addition to expanding its roofing capacity, Atlas will manufacture new and innovative products, including roof underlay products and Atlas proprietary roofing system components.
This announcement follows Atlas celebrating 40 years in the asphalt roofing industry. Atlas’ people and customers are the foundation of its success and this new manufacturing facility will enable Atlas people to proudly serve their customers with high quality and innovative roofing products for the next 40 years.
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 main divisions (polyiso roofing and wall insulation, roofing shingles and underlay, molded products and weaving technologies) are manufactured in state-of-the-art facilities and shipped from its network of manufacturing plants and distribution facilities to China, the United States, Canada and Mexico.