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
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.