O'Neal Breaks Ground for Johns Manville Plant

O'Neal Breaks Ground for Johns Manville Plant

O'Neal, Inc., a Greenville-based integrated design and construction firm, announced that it broke ground today on a new commercial roofing single ply membrane facility for Johns Manville Corp. in Milan, Ohio. The facility will manufacture Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) roofing products beginning in the second quarter of 2012.

"Johns Manville is a leader in their industry," said Jeff Hall, O'Neal's Vice President. "The project is moving along according to plan and O'Neal is looking forward to delivering a facility that will provide a state-of-the-art product to the building industry." O'Neal is providing Engineering-Procurement-Construction services for the project.

Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a global manufacturer and marketer of premium-quality building insulation, commercial roofing, roof insulation, and specialty products for commercial, industrial and residential applications.

"Johns Manville is excited to partner with O'Neal, Inc. on this strategic single ply roofing plant project," noted Dan Stott, JM EPDM Program Manager. "O'Neal brings solid design and construction experience in the rubber manufacturing industry, and will be delivering a state-of-the-art EPDM manufacturing facility that will position JM to best serve its customers and a critical need in the industrial/commercial roofing business."

The Milan site is a former rubber manufacturing facility. Approximately 100 million square feet of manufacturing capacity will be available upon completion.

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