IKO, a manufacturer of residential roofing shingles and commercial waterproofing and roofing products, announced that it plans to celebrate its newest project in Hillsboro, TX. The ground breaking ceremony, hosted by the Hillsboro Economic Development Corporation, took place at the new IKO site.
IKO finalized its acquisition of the Hillsboro property in late 2014. The company plans to build a state of the art shingle manufacturing plant at the location.
Hillsboro will mark the fifth roofing shingle plant that the IKO family of companies operates in the U.S. It’s the sixth new manufacturing facility the company has built in the U.S. since 1999.
“It’s an exciting time for us at IKO,” notes Derek Fee, IKO’s Manager of Corporate Communications. “The planned Hillsboro facility will be the first we’ve constructed in the southwest, and it will provide us with a national manufacturing footprint in the United States for the first time in our company’s 60 year history. IKO continues to strive to be among the most technologically advanced roofing manufacturers in North America, and the plant we build in Hillsboro will reflect that commitment. We’re looking forward to getting started, and we’re tremendously grateful for the warm welcome we’ve received from the leadership and citizens of the City of Hillsboro. We’re very much looking forward to a long and prosperous future as part of this community.”
While the company has not formalized a start date, construction at the site will commence later this year. The company expanded its manufacturing operations into the southeast last year, opening the doors on a 330,000 square foot shingle facility in Sylacauga, AL.