Expansion of Global Manufacturing Capabilities

Firestone Building Products Announces Expansion of Global Manufacturing Capabilities
Company Expands Global Reach with Plans to Open Roofing Insulation Manufacturing Facility in Heinsberg, Germany

Indianapolis (November 9, 2016)Firestone Building Products Company, LLC (Firestone) today announced that it is expanding its global manufacturing capabilities with the construction of manufacturing space in Heinsberg, Germany. The new facility, which will establish a European insulation manufacturing and distribution presence for Firestone, positions the company to better serve the European construction market. Firestone is a subsidiary of Bridgestone, the world’s largest tire and rubber company.

“The Heinsberg location will be the second European manufacturing facility for the company. We acquired the Giscosa EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer) plant in Terrassa, Spain in 2013,” said Troy Geuther, managing director of international operations and vice president, Firestone Building Products. “The new facility will expand production and distribution of polyiso foam, the company’s polyiso foam insulation used in commercial construction.”

“The investment in expanded manufacturing capacity for our Firestone roofing insulation products is a key part of our overarching strategy to grow our business and ensure we are meeting the needs of our European and global customers,” said Tim Dunn, president of Firestone Building Products. “We are excited to work with our local business partners and government officials to expand our global operations in Heinsberg.”

The facility is expected to be fully operational in 2018.

About Firestone Building Products Company, LLC (www.firestonebpco.com): Firestone Building Products Company, LLC is a leading manufacturer and supplier of a comprehensive “Roots to Rooftops” product portfolio for commercial building performance solutions. By taking the entire building envelope into consideration, Firestone Building Products meets individual customer and project needs for roofing, wall and lining solutions. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, the company also offers outstanding technical services, an international network of roofing contractors, distributors and field sales representatives, and superior warranty protection. Products include: commercial roofing systems, roofing accessories, green roofing systems and daylighting systems, vegetative roofing systems, metal wall panels, insulation, cavity wall construction, pond liners and geomembranes.

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