By Liz White, UT staff Charlotte, North Carolina-Hot on the heels of announcing its fifth US roofing insulation plant, Carlisle Cos Inc. has said that its Construction Materials business will build a sixth US manufacturing facility, in Smithfield, Pennsylvania. The 18 600-sq.m plant will make and distribute rigid polyisocyanurate foam roof insulation panels for commercial and industrial projects. Carlisle’s 28 Sept statement said production is scheduled to start early next year “We are very excited to once again expand our construction materials and commercial roofing business,” commented Richmond McKinnish, Carlisle’s president and ceo. “This internal growth will enable us to continue to provide our growing customer base in the Midwest and on the Eastern seaboard with the quality products and outstanding service capabilities they have come to expect from Carlisle.”In November, Carlisle’s Hunter Panels subsidiary is scheduled to open its fifth US PIR roofing facility, in Tooele, Utah. The group cited good growth in demand for this division’s PIR roofing products as the stimulus for the Tooele plant. Hunter opening a PIR roofing panel plant in Lake City, Florida in May 2004, and this year opened one in Terrel, Texas. Polyurethane panel maker Hunter, which is headquartered in Portland, Maine, also has plants in Kingston, New York and Franklin Park, Illinois. Diversified Carlisle makes construction materials, commercial roofing, speciality tyres and wheels as well as parts for the power transmission, heavy-duty brake and friction, foodservice, data transmission and process systems industries. “
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