GAF Materials Corp. has opened a new 250,000-square-foot warehouse in Ennis with capacity to store roofing materials and finishing shingles for more than 100,000 homes.
The massive roofing manufacturer kicked off a multi-year expansion in Ennis in 2018 with plans to build the new warehouse, located at 3805 Old Dallas Highway, and acquire the property adjacent to the future warehouse.
The new facility is expected to streamline GAF's supply chain, becoming more efficient and sustainable by reducing the total miles traveled to customers, according to David Tuttle, General Manager of GAF-Ennis.
This new warehouse is GAF’s largest and most advanced warehouse, according to Tuttle. It will produce both asphalt shingles and glass mate, a material used in the manufacturing of shingles.
With 250,000 square feet of warehouse and a 500,000-square-foot concrete storage pad, GAF-Ennis has more than 13 football fields of combined space.
GAF-Ennis has approximately 265 employees, totaling around six percent of jobs in Ennis, and 3,200 workers overall.
GAF, a subsidiary of Building Materials Corp. of America, has operated for over 130 years and now has 3,200 employees working to roof and waterproof homes across the U.S.
“As a longstanding member of the Ennis community, we’re proud to invest and grow our business here,” said Tuttle.