Atlas Web Technologies, or WEBTECH, a division of Atlas Roofing Corporation, announced plans Monday to build a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. Scheduled to open in the fourth quarter of 2014, it will begin with 32 employees and plans to add 12 more employees in three years, Miller said. The company will make capital investments totaling $15,537,000.
The plant will be located on the Sylacauga-Fayetteville Highway near Omya and is expected to break ground within a month, Miller said.
According to an Atlas Web Technologies press release, the facility will manufacture coated products for the building materials market.
“The Sylacauga location was chosen for the quality of its workforce and proximity to raw materials,” global business leader Matthew Bennett said. “This new facility will foster business in the area through job creation, and it will enable WEBTECH to meet growing market demands for innovative building products.”
Miller said calcium carbonate, or marble, was a main factor in attracting Atlas, which has been in talks to locate here since 2010, as well as its relationship with Imerys Carbonates.
“We’re very happy they chose Sylacauga and Talladega County as their new location as there are other areas in the Southeast that have calcium carbonate in one form or the other,” Miller said.
WEBTECH develops coated fiberglass facers, paper facers, recycled paper, underlayments and other substrates for the building materials industry. It has the largest capacity of coating fiberglass mat for Gypsum Wallboard, Polyiso Insulation Board and Expanded Polystyrene manufacturers. WEBTECH currently operates plants in four locations and is a global supplier to more than 25 countries.
According to Bennett, WEBTECH products are derived from three primary technologies: coated non-wovens, recycled paper and hybrids of these base technologies. “Our products provide customers’ finished products with outstanding dimensional stability and improved fire performance ratings,” he said.
“As a global leader in the manufacturing of coated substrates and paper products,” Bennett said, “WEBTECH is committed to helping our partners grow and delivering innovation to the building products industry.”
The company has been a key player in creating innovative products such as fire-retardant slip sheets, coated fiberglass facers, insulation board facers, gypsum wallboard facers and many other products, according to the press release. Atlas Roofing Corporation is the only polyiso insulation board producer to manufacture and develop its own facers, making WEBTECH a leader in substrate technologies. For more information, visit www.atlaswebtech.com.
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