Sources: Eagle Roofing Products, Rialto, Calif.; CP staff
Eagle Roofing will boost capacity 15 percent at its Phoenix concrete tile operation, bringing monthly output potential to 115,000 squares, equivalent to the volume of product required for 2,850 homes.
“The Phoenix market is clearly the hottest in the United States,” says Regional Director Dave Skierkowski. “Meeting with builders throughout the region over the last several weeks, we have been subjected to a high level of enthusiasm about the Southwest real estate market that has led us to the conclusion that our market will need additional concrete roof tile capacity to satisfy home buyer demand for the next several years.”
“We are seeing incredible growth in the Phoenix metro area, as well as in Tucson, Yuma, Albuquerque and El Paso; all markets that we service out of our Phoenix plant. Roofing contractors, builders and distributors have begun to express serious concerns over industry capacity constraints, priority lists, and extended truck turnaround times,” adds Vice President of Sales & Marketing John Campbell. “Eagle has additional production lines available at our Phoenix plant that could be recommissioned if the market continues to vault towards the levels last seen in 2004 and 2005. We have no limitations should the market continue to grow.”