New jobs coming to Georgia after $146M investment by roofing manufacturer

VALDOSTA, Ga. — A major investment is underway in south central Georgia with a roofing company, not only expanding its footprint but helping to add more jobs to the local market.

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On Wednesday, Gov. Brian Kemp announced that GAF Materials, which is said to be one of the largest roofing and waterproofing companies in North America, will generate 135 jobs and invest $146 million over the next six years.

The new Valdosta manufacturing facility will be located in Lowndes County at Buster Bassford Industrial Park.


“Already employing more than 200 hardworking Georgians around the state, (GAP) decision to continue to grow here will create further opportunities in Valdosta and the surrounding area. It also serves as a testament to why our business-friendly approach is a win for job creators, those they employee, and entire communities here in Georgia,” said Kemp.

The new space will help GAF’s commercial roofing operations and enlarge the company’s thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) roofing manufacturing capacity.

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GAF currently employs more than 225 Georgians. The company has assembly plants in Savannah, Statesboro and Cumming.