Sources: Eagle Roofing Products, Rialto, Calif.; CP staff
Eagle Roofing Products Florida, LLC has engaged a national commercial real estate broker to locate a Sunshine State property for a satellite to its Sumterville concrete tile plant, with both operations supporting a Palm Beach warehouse and stocking facility opened earlier this year.
“After much thought, we have decided to start the process of locating land suitable for a two- or three-line plant that will serve the West Coast of Florida and supply concrete roof tile to our Palm Beach yard,” says Eagle Roofing Vice President of Sales & Marketing John Campbell. “We have provided our agent with specifications and the ideal location between Arcadia and Immokalee, preferably close to Interstate 75. Our ability to re-commission production equipment from California facilities ensures that our second plant could be fully operational within 12 months.”
The Florida subsidiary has grown steadily since a 2006 charter, he adds, and earned a reputation as the concrete tile producer of choice for roofing contractors, builders and distributors throughout Sunshine State and the Eastern Seaboard. The Palm Beach facility and new plant siting follow last year’s addition of a fourth Sumterville production line.
“This commitment to additional capacity in Florida mandates that we expand our focus on growing our industry by continuing to convert temporary asphalt shingle roofing to concrete tile,” observes Eagle Roofing Director of Business Development Tyler Allwood. “Our industry has a great story to tell that low end, builder grade roofing products cannot compete with. Asphalt shingles simply cannot compare to the energy efficiency, resale value, permanence and curb appeal that concrete tile roofs have to offer.”