Hunter Panels LLC, a leading supplier of polyisocyanurate insulation, together with its parent entity Carlisle Construction Materials, is announcing the upcoming construction of a new manufacturing facility in Washington State. Operations are planned to commence in the first quarter of 2012. This facility will be built to the same high standards as Hunter’s existing plants is New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Texas, Florida and Utah.
“With the persistent rise in the cost of energy, the use of high thermal polyiso insulation in the building envelope continues to increase. The NW territory has been at the forefront of adopting robust energy codes and has long been marked by an architectural penchant for green building practices”, said Alma Garnett, Vice President of Hunter Panels. “The North American construction industry is taking stock in energy conservation and rising to the challenge of ensuring that both new buildings and the retrofitting of existing buildings are designed to be more energy efficient. An added location for Hunter Panels in Washington makes it easier for designers and building owners in both the US and Western Canada to have access to our products,” she added.
Hunter Panels, founded in 1998, manufactures a full line of rigid polyiso insulation for use in commercial and residential construction in both roof and exterior wall applications. Hunter is headquartered in Portland, Maine and employs over 500 people nationwide. Polyiso commands an impressive share of North America’s insulation market due to its superior energy savings qualities and broad range of applications. Hunter and its industry partners have been noted by the Environmental Protection Agency for their responsible and positive effect on climate change and the environment.
Hunter Panels is a division of Carlisle Construction Materials a leading manufacturer of single-ply commercial roofing systems. Carlisle Construction Materials is part of Carlisle Companies (NYSE:CSL) a diversified global manufacturing company serving the commercial roofing, specialty tires and wheel transportation, automotive, food service, data transmission and other specialty industries.