Johns Manville Selects O'Neal for New Plant in Ohio

Johns Manville Selects O'Neal for New Plant in Ohio

O┬'Neal, Inc. announced today that it has been awarded a contract by Johns Manville (JM), a Berkshire Hathaway company and global building products manufacturer, to design and construct a new commercial roofing single-ply membrane facility in Milan, Ohio. O┬'Neal will provide Engineering-Procurement-Construction (EPC) services for the project.

┬"Johns Manville is a leader in their industry, and O┬'Neal is pleased to help them meet their production goals by designing and constructing this facility,┬" said Jeff Hall, O┬'Neal┬'s Vice President. The production facility will manufacture EPDM rubber roofing products beginning in the second quarter of 2012.

┬"We have worked with O┬'Neal on several very important strategic initiatives and have appreciated their focus on value engineering, solid engineering capabilities, and overall capital project management discipline. In our experience working with O┬'Neal, they work hard to ensure that they know their customer┬'s needs, which allows them a strong capability to work through any issues,┬" commented Todd McCollough, Johns Manville┬'s Director of Capital Projects.

Planning, design and some equipment procurement have already begun on the project. The new facility, a former rubber manufacturing facility, is scheduled to begin renovations in June 2011, with approximately 100 million square feet of manufacturing capacity and production scheduled for mid-2012.

About O┬'Neal, Inc.: O'Neal, Inc., is an integrated design and construction firm that specializes in project delivery. For 35 years, O┬'Neal has been successfully delivering capital projects in the automotive, pharmaceutical/biotech, process chemical, manufacturing, energy, and pulp and paper markets worldwide. The company, founded in 1975, has offices in Raleigh, NC, Greenville, SC and Atlanta, GA. For more information, please visit

About Johns Manville: With over 150 years of success that began in the roofing business, Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway company (NYSE: BRK.A, BRK.B), is a leading manufacturer and marketer of premium-quality products for building insulation, mechanical insulation, commercial roofing, and roof insulation, as well as fibers and nonwovens for commercial, industrial, and residential applications. JM serves markets that include aerospace, automotive and transportation, air handling, appliance, HVAC, pipe and equipment, filtration, waterproofing, building, flooring, interiors, and wind energy. In business since 1858, the Denver-based company has annual sales of approximately $2 billion and holds leadership positions in all of the key markets that it serves. JM employs approximately 6,500 people and operates 41 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and China. Additional information can be found at