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GAF Lines Up 450K-SF Manufacturing Plant in Peru, IL 

GAF, North America’s largest roofing and waterproofing manufacturer, will build an $80-million, 450,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Peru, IL just north of I-80 and west of Plank Road on the OmniTRAX rail line. Construction on the facility, which will manufacture the company’s EnergyGuard line of products, is expected to break ground in the third quarter of this year with production beginning on the site in 2024. 

“GAF is the latest example of a manufacturer choosing Illinois for their long-term future, and it’s no wonder: our world class infrastructure, competitive incentives and unmatched workforce are the foundation of GAF’s commitment,” said Illinois Governor JB Pritzker. 

Peru’s new GAF plant will join 35 other GAF manufacturing facilities across 27 locations within the U.S. GAF is currently headquartered in Parsippany, NJ and engaged the national site selection firm of J. M. Mullis, Inc. to do a multi-state search for the ideal site. 


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