IKO Opens Maryland Facility

IKO has opened a production facility in Hagerstown, MD, with the official grand opening to be held May 12. The 460,000-square-foot production and warehouse facility marks IKO's first manufacturing site for thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO), a single-ply roofing membrane material used in the commercial flat roofing market. In addition to TPO, the plant will also produce polyisocyanurate (ISO) insulation products for distribution across North America. This is the company’s sixth U.S.-based manufacturing site. IKO opened its first U.S.-based asphalt shingle plants in Delaware, Illinois, and Ohio in 1981 and exports to around 100 countries globally. The Maryland flagship facility is key step forward in the company's long-term strategic expansion plans.