Carlisle Construction Materials (CCM) celebrated the official grand opening of its new PVC manufacturing line, located in Greenville, Ill., with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Greenville campus on April 28, 2014.
The Korte Company completed construction to accommodate the new line. It included a 23,000 square foot expansion and included the construction of a new, raised roof, which was built over four existing structural bays.
This state-of-the-art production line is fully operational and capable of manufacturing a wide array of PVC roofing membranes, including KEE HP PVC, the recipient of the Best New Product award at the 2014 International Roofing Expo’s Product Showcase.
The grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony was well attended by CCM staff, dignitaries from Illinois state and local government, and key stakeholders in the project. Dignitaries addressing the audience included Deb Detmers, the District Director for the Office of Congressman John Shimkus of the Illinois 15th District; Illinois State Representative John Cavaletto of the Illinois 107th District; Ellen McCurdy, the Senior Policy Advisor at the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity; and Kenny Hampton, a Greenville City Councilman and Mayor Pro Tem.
When asked for comment, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn said, “Carlisle is a manufacturer that is investing in its future, and that’s the kind of company we are proud to support in Illinois. The opening of its new production line ensures that Carlisle will continue to provide high-quality jobs and be a cornerstone for its local economy.”
CCM’s new manufacturing line is capable of producing membranes up to 10 feet, 10 inches in width, and is able to manufacture polyester- and fiberglass-reinforced PVC, as well as fleece-backed PVC membranes, in a single pass. Cutting-edge manufacturing equipment ensures that all of CCM’s PVC membranes and accessories will meet the highest quality standards.