GAF to Expand Residential Roofing Operations With New Manufacturing Facility in Newton, Kansas

March 20, 2024

New plant will allow for increased capacity to meet growing customer demand and create local high skilled jobs

Parsippany, NJ (March 20, 2024) - GAF, a Standard Industries company and North America’s largest roofing and waterproofing manufacturer, today announced plans to build a new shingle plant in Newton, Kansas. With one in four homes in the U.S. protected by a GAF roof, this investment enables GAF to add residential roofing manufacturing capacity to its network close to end markets and enhance best-in-class service to customers nationwide.

“This new facility allows us to meet growing customer demand for our market-leading roofing products and expands our ability to innovate as we look to the future,” said John Altmeyer, CEO of GAF. “We are excited to work with city and state officials throughout this process to build a state-of-the-art factory that will generate new, good paying jobs and support the greater Newton area through meaningful community involvement.”

Drawing on over a century of shingle manufacturing expertise, GAF’s new facility in Newton will create more than 130 high skilled manufacturing jobs spanning management, engineering and operations. Construction is expected to commence in June 2024, with production anticipated to begin in 2027. The company expects to reach full production capacity by mid 2029.

“GAF’s expansion into Kansas once again showcases our status as a national leader in advanced manufacturing,” said Governor Laura Kelly. “The company’s innovative production methods and proven track record of community involvement make it an ideal partner for Newton and the entire state.”

This facility will produce high-demand roofing products, including GAF Timberline® HDZ and GAF Timberline® ArmorShield II shingles.

“We are thrilled to welcome GAF and the opportunities they are bringing to our community,” said Newton Mayor Rod Kreie. “The greater Newton area offers a strong pipeline of talent and we’re excited about the significant economic and community impact GAF’s expansion will bring. GAF has been an excellent partner throughout the process and we thank Harvey County Economic Development and all those that played a role in helping bring this opportunity to Newton.”

GAF currently operates in 30 locations across the U.S. producing commercial and residential roofing and waterproofing products and services customers throughout North America.

About GAF

GAF, a Standard Industries company, is the leading roofing and waterproofing manufacturer in North America. For more than 135 years, GAF has been trusted to protect what matters most for families, communities and business owners with its innovative solutions and focus on customer service. GAF's leadership extends to its commitment to making a positive impact on its communities, industry, and planet. Learn more at