GAF Energy, a Standard Industries company, has completed the construction of the company's manufacturing facility in Georgetown, Texas. Full operation is planned for the end of the year, when the facility will produce the Timberline Solar Energy Shingle, a solar product that integrates with traditional shingles on the roof of a home.
"We're thrilled to be building the future of solar here in Georgetown," said Martin DeBono, president of GAF Energy. "The community has welcomed us with open arms, confirming everything we thought when we made the decision to expand to Texas. We've begun hiring and already have dozens of people ready to make the best solar roofing on the market right here in Georgetown. We firmly believe that manufacturing in America speeds the innovation cycle and allows us to deliver the best product for our customers."
The new manufacturing facility, the company's second, will increase its capacity by 500% and bring total production of its solar shingle to 300 megawatts annually. GAF Energy says this will make it "the largest producer of solar roofing in the world."
"We are pleased GAF Energy selected Georgetown as their destination for their facility," Georgetown Mayor Josh Schroeder said. "Their innovative product is one that will change the market as we know it, and we are excited that it will be developed here in our backyard."
The company began hiring earlier this year and has brought on more than 75 people in manufacturing, supply chain, logistics, and other associated roles. At full capacity, the company will employ more than 240 people based in Georgetown. GAF Energy's first manufacturing facility, in San Jose, Calif., was completed in 2021.