Feature Photo: Congressman John Carter and Georgetown Mayor Josh Schroeder joined community leaders and GAF Energy leadership to celebrate the groundbreaking of the company’s new Timberline Solar™ Manufacturing Facility in Georgetown Texas. Once complete, it will be the largest solar roof manufacturing facility in the world.
Georgetown (Williamson County) — GAF Energy has broken ground on a new 450,000-square foot manufacturing facility.
Portman Industrial is the owner and developer of the building and ARCO/Murray is the construction partner. GMA Architects, out of St. Louis, Missouri is on board the project.
Construction is expected to begin Feb. 23, 2023 and be completed by Aug. 18, 2023, according to a report filed Sept. 13 with the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation. The estimated cost of the project is $9 million.
“Texas’ 31st district continues to grow because it’s a great place to live and work, and today we see more of that growth,” said Congressman John Carter. “I’m proud that GAF Energy has chosen our great community to call home and create hundreds of new manufacturing jobs right here in Georgetown. GAF Energy is a shining example of the American spirit of innovation to meet the needs of today, while focusing on the future. I welcome them to my district and look forward to their continued success in their new home.”
The project will be located within the Longhorn Logistics Center at 110 Southeast Inner Loop.
“We are pleased GAF Energy selected Georgetown as their destination for their facility,” Mayor Josh Schroeder said. “Their innovative product is one that will change the market as we know it, and we are excited that it will be developed here in our backyard.”
“One of the reasons I was drawn to work at our parent company, Standard Industries, was their commitment to U.S.-based jobs and manufacturing. We’re thrilled to be building the future of solar here in Georgetown, Texas. The community has welcomed us with open arms—and made the decision of where to build our second facility easy,” said Martin DeBono, president of GAF Energy. “We’re producing our technologically cutting edge Timberline Solar roof here in the U.S. because we believe it allows us to make the best product for our customers.”
Once complete, the manufacturing facility will provide hundreds of new U.S.-based, clean energy manufacturing jobs in the Georgetown area. The new facility builds on GAF Energy’s track record of delivering a best-in-class solar roof product that is assembled in America. GAF Energy’s first manufacturing facility, in San Jose, California, was completed last year.
Edited from news release.