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September 16--  Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that building materials manufacturer GAF will open a manufacturing facility in Statesboro in Bulloch County to produce polyisocyanurate, an insulation material used with commercial roofing applications. The opening of this facility will create approximately 50 full-time jobs. GAF currently has production facilities in Savannah and Cumming.

 “The expansion of Georgia’s existing industries is vital to the growth of our state’s recovering economy,” Deal said. “GAF’s expansion and investment makes a very significant statement about the company’s commitment to Georgia, and is another example of how our competitive assets for expanding companies help us create meaningful opportunities for the people and communities throughout the state.”

 “We are opening  our first polyisocyanurate roof insulation plant in response to continued industry demand, and we believe it will greatly strengthen our position in the commercial roofing business, as well as giving us the ability to produce residential sheathing products,” stated Bob Tafaro, president and chief executive officer at GAF.

 The new GAF plant will be located in the Gateway Industrial Park in Statesboro. Bulloch County is a Georgia Certified Work Ready Community dedicated to progressive economic development initiatives, with a skilled pipeline of talent across a number of industries. In addition to taking advantage of the talented work force in this region, GAF will also benefit from Bulloch County’s strategic location that provides convenient access to rail and seaports. 

“We welcome GAF to Bulloch County and are fortunate to have another company make a significant capital investment in our community and provide much needed jobs to our area,” said David Holland, chairman of the Bulloch County Developmental Authority. “Considering GAF's 125 year history and its record of community support and citizenship, we are confident Bulloch County and GAF will enjoy a long, mutually rewarding relationship