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Carlisle Construction Materials opens new Illinois line

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Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn attended the recent grand opening of Carlisle Construction Materials' new PVC manufacturing line in Greenville, Ill.

The “state-of-the-art” line can manufacture PVC roofing membranes with a variety of product enhancements, the company said in a news release. Also, workers can produce membranes up to 10 feet, 10 inches wide and can manufacture polyester- and fiberglass-reinforced PVC, as well as fleece-backed PVC membranes, in a single pass.

CCM is the parent division of Carlisle Syntec Inc. within the larger North Carolina-based Carlisle Cos. Inc. The company employs about 535 people at its facility on Ritner Highway in Carlisle.

“Carlisle is a manufacturer that is investing in its future, and that’s the kind of company we are proud to support in Illinois,” Quinn said. “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.”

The new line added 23,000 square feet to the existing Greenville facility and cost $2 million. It will add 25 jobs, Annie McCarren, spokeswoman for CCM, has said.

Carlisle Syntec announced local expansion plans last year that included $222,500 in assistance from the state Department of Community and Economic Development. The company plans to build a 72,500-square-foot facility in Cumberland County to produce roofing membrane. That is on track to open by the end of this year.

For the past 40 years, PVC single-ply roofing has been a sustainable solution for low-slope roofing projects throughout the United States, the release noted. Tens of thousands of buildings are protected by billions of square feet of PVC roofing membranes.

PVC’s popularity stems from its “dependable, heat-welded seams, superior physical attributes, and resistance to water, chemicals, grease, fire and punctures,” the release stated.

John Hilton

John Hilton

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