CertainTeed’s Shreveport roofing plant paves the way

CertainTeed Corporation’s roofing plant in Shreveport, Louisiana, is teaming up with a Texas paving company to recycle nearly 100 percent of manufacturing waste. Paving the way with greener operations, CertainTeed is helping to divert approximately 15,000 tons of material from landfills each year. The waste is used by RK Hall of Texarkana to produce asphalt pavement used for highways and bridges.

Said John Hardy, operational excellence leader for CertainTeed Roofing, “As a result of the partnership with RK Hall of Texarkana, the plant has also reduced transportation costs – a testament that going green has both environmental and economic benefits.”

The roofing plant has 73 employees and produces several asphalt shingle product lines. In 2009, the plant received an award for Excellence in Energy Efficiency for reducing its annual energy consumption by more than 10 percent. The plant is also an active participant in the Saint-Gobain International Environment, Health and Safety Day, an annual event dedicated to environmental awareness, emergency preparedness, healthy living and workplace safety.

CertainTeed is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council, and plays an active role in the green building movement. For the second consecutive year, CertainTeed has been named ENERGY STAR partner of the year.