Waco: Manufacturer plans new plant that will employ dozens

Building and specialty products manufacturer Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway Company, has announced plans to build a plant in Hillsboro that will produce polyiso, a rigid foam plastic insulation board. (Company photo)
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HILLSBORO, Texas (KWTX) Building and specialty products manufacturer Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway Company, has announced plans to build a plant in Hillsboro that will produce polyiso, a rigid foam plastic insulation board.

Work on the new plant is tentatively scheduled to start later this year pending government approvals and the facility should be completed in mid-2021, the company said in a press release.

More than 50 will be employed at the plant, the company said.

“This expansion south of Dallas/Fort Worth, in an area where construction is surging, will increase availability of our premium products to customers throughout the region,” said Mary Rhinehart, president and CEO of Johns Manville.

The plant will manufacture polyiso projects including roof insulation, high density cover board and foil-faced foam sheathing to meet growing demand in the Southwest.

“There are tremendous growth opportunities in the Southwest for polyiso products,” said Joe Smith, President of JM’s Roofing Systems business.

“Three of the 10 largest cities in the country are a short drive from Hillsboro, and some of our largest roofing contractors are located within the service area.”