Firestone Building Products Prioritizes Innovation at New Global Technical Center

INDIANAPOLIS – Firestone Building Products Company, LLC, a leading manufacturer and supplier of a comprehensive “Roots to Rooftops” system of building envelope solutions, has made a major investment in innovation with a new Global Technical Center. While construction was completed in spring 2012, the Center is now fully staffed and operational with advanced analytical testing technologies in place. The Center is located in Fishers, Ind., near Indianapolis.

Firestone Wind Uplift

“The Global Technical Center continues the company’s long tradition of excellence in R&D,” said Tim Dunn, President of Firestone Building Products. “The multi-million dollar investment in this state-of-the-art facility reflects our priority commitment to customers and to the continuous improvement of our products.”

According to Jeff Henegar, Director of Research and Development at Firestone Building Products, the Global Technical Center has increased capabilities for compounding and prototyping as well as upgraded, advanced wind uplift testing systems.

“Firestone Building Products is one of the most trusted names in construction materials,” noted Henegar. “R&D led the way to new products like our ISOGARD™ HD Coverboard and UltraWhite™ Modified Bitumen Capsheet. We’re excited that the Global Technical Center will serve as a springboard for cutting-edge discoveries leading to the next generation of products for the commercial construction market.”

About Firestone Building Products Company, LLC ( Firestone Building Products Company, LLC is a leading manufacturer and supplier of a comprehensive “Roots to Rooftops” portfolio of products for commercial building performance solutions. By taking the entire building envelope into consideration, Firestone tailors solutions to individual customer and project needs for roofing, wall and specialty product systems. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., the company also offers outstanding technical services, an international network of roofing contractors, distributors and field sales representatives, and superior warranty protection. Products include: commercial roofing systems, roofing accessories, green roofing systems, photovoltaic and daylighting systems, vegetative roofing systems, metal wall panels, insulation, cavity wall construction, pond liners and geomembranes and stormwater management solutions.

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