Johns Manville  

Denver,  CO 
United States
http://www.jm.com/roofing
  • Booth: 327

Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway company (NYSE: BRK.A, BRK.B), is a leading manufacturer and marketer of premium-quality products for building insulation, mechanical insulation, commercial roofing and roof insulation, as well as fibers and nonwovens for commercial, industrial and residential applications. JM serves markets that include aerospace, automotive and transportation, air handling, appliance, HVAC, pipe and equipment, filtration, waterproofing, building, flooring, interiors and wind energy. In business since 1858, the Denver-based company has annual sales over $3 billion and holds leadership positions in all of the key markets that it serves. Johns Manville employs 8,000 people and operates 46 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and China. Additional information can be found at www.jm.com.

Brands: Bituminous Systems, Single Ply Systems, Insulation, Cover Boards


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JM All Season Sprayable Bonding Adhesive
Fernley Plant Safety
SCOTTSBORO TPO SHOWCASE

 Press Releases

  • DENVER – Wednesday, June 17, 2020 – Johns Manville (JM), a global building and specialty products manufacturer and a Berkshire Hathaway company, announced today that Bob Wamboldt will become President and CEO on Sept. 1, 2020. Mary Rhinehart, the company’s current Chairman, President and CEO, will retain the role of Chairman.   

    Wamboldt joined Johns Manville in 2003 and became President of JM’s Insulation Systems business in February 2017. He earlier led the Engineered Products North America and Roofing Systems businesses at JM. Wamboldt is also Chairman of the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association and previously served as president of the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association.  

    “I have been privileged to lead each of our businesses and learn first-hand the strength of the Johns Manville customer relationships, products, technologies and people,” Wamboldt said. “I look forward to working with the JM team and our customers to make the company even stronger in the global markets we serve. I also want to thank Mary for her leadership and guidance over the years and know I will benefit from her continued support as Chairman.”  

    Before joining Johns Manville, Wamboldt worked 16 years at PPG Industries Inc., where he held a variety of positions in the company’s Fiber Glass and Coatings divisions. He earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Lehigh University. He and his wife live in Denver.  

    Rhinehart became Johns Manville’s President and CEO in 2012 and assumed the additional role of Chairman in 2014. Before becoming President and CEO, she was the company’s Chief Financial Officer for eight years. During her more than 40 years with Johns Manville, she also held leadership roles in treasury, supply chain, M&A and human resources, and she managed several of the company’s business units.  

    “I am immensely proud of JM’s employees and all we have accomplished together,” Rhinehart said. “Johns Manville is an important part of my life, and its continued success is my top priority as we transition to new leadership. I am pleased to hand the company over to such an accomplished JM executive as Bob and am confident he and our 8,000 employees around the world will continue to build on JM’s 162-year track record of success.” 

     Johns Manville became a Berkshire Hathaway company in February 2001. 

    “Bob’s business acumen, broad base of experience, and extensive industry knowledge make him the natural successor to Mary as CEO,” said Greg Abel, Berkshire Hathaway’s Vice Chairman. “I also want to extend my gratitude to Mary for her dedication and commitment to JM over her entire career. Under her leadership as CEO, JM delivered exceptional performance, successfully expanded its market presence, and made sound, strategic investments to position the company for success well into the future.”   

    Warren Buffett, Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, added: “Mary was everything we had hoped to find in a CEO.” 

    About Johns Manville


    Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway company (NYSE: BRK.A, BRK.B), is a leading manufacturer and marketer of premium-quality building and specialty products. In business since 1858, the Denver-based company has annual sales over $3 billion and holds leadership positions in all of the key markets that it serves. Johns Manville employs 8,000 people and operates 46 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and China. Additional information can be found at www.jm.com. 

  • The Johns Manville plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina, started production this month to make nonwoven fabric that will be used for manufacturing of urgently needed disposable medical gowns used in the fight against the spread of COVID-19.

    “There is a desperate need in North America and in Europe for medical gowns,” said John Vasuta, President of Johns Manville’s Engineered Products business. “Our teams are working quickly to create solutions and manufacture a new coated polyester spunbond nonwoven fabric. We are going through unprecedented times – so every step to support health care workers and others on the front lines helps right now.”

    This is the second move by Johns Manville to quickly develop and launch a product that can improve the safety of people in potential direct contact with the COVID-19 virus. In April, production started in Richland, Mississippi, of nonwoven media for the manufacturing of face masks.

    “Given the urgent need for action,” Vasuta said, “we quickly decided to build on our own capabilities and develop a coated product to supply the domestic medical gown manufacturing industry.”

    The new polyester spunbond nonwoven is designed for the production of Level 3 medical gowns. “The fabric offers superior liquid barrier performance compared to materials used for Level 1 and Level 2 medical gowns, while also providing comfort and stitch-strength,” said Souvik Nandi, Director Nonwovens Technology at Johns Manville Engineered Products.

    The JM plant in Spartanburg employs 100 people and produces a variety of polyester nonwoven products for the use in mainly filtration, roofing and specialty applications using JM’s proprietary spunbond technology. Johns Manville operates a multitude of polyester spunbond lines across the globe with a distinct customer and market focus.

    The new fabric is formally known as Evalith® 017/120H3 and is a coated continuous filament, calendared polyester nonwoven. It meets the requirements for a Level 3 medical gown as established by ANSI/AAMI PB70:2012 Liquid barrier performance and classification of protective apparel and drapes intended for use in health care facilities. Per this standard, the material was tested to AATCC 42-2017 Water Resistance: Impact Penetration Test and AATCC 127-2017 Water Resistance: Hydrostatic Pressure Test. Additionally, Evalith 017/120H3 has been tested to and meets the flammability standard per 16 CFR Part 1610 Class 1, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration policy and guidance.

    Sales inquiries should be sent to Richard Hausman at Richard.Hausman@JM.com

    About Johns Manville 

    Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway company (NYSE: BRK.A, BRK.B), is a leading manufacturer and marketer of premium-quality building and specialty products. In business since 1858, the Denver-based company has annual sales over $3 billion and holds leadership positions in all of the key markets that it serves. Johns Manville employs 8,000 people and operates 46 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and China. Additional information can be found at www.jm.com.

  • The Johns Manville plant in Richland, Mississippi, started production this month to make nonwoven filtration media that will be used to create needed face masks to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

    “Our high-performance nonwoven material is designed to provide high levels of filtration for various types of face masks”“Johns Manville is in a unique position to serve a market that is fulfilling a great need across the world,” said Mary Rhinehart, President and CEO of Johns Manville. “We are proud of our teams in Richland and throughout JM for finding new ways to support the communities and people who are on the front lines of this global crisis.”

    Most nonwoven production of face masks was abandoned in the U.S. many years ago and moved to Asia. Given the shortage of face masks in the U.S. and Europe, JM’s Engineered Products business decided to build on its existing capabilities and help fill the market demand.

    “Our high-performance nonwoven material is designed to provide high levels of filtration for various types of face masks,” said John Vasuta, President of JM’s Engineered Products business.

    JM media meets or exceeds Level 1 BFE 95% (Bacterial Filtration Efficiency) and VFE (Viral Filtration Efficiency) requirements. These results were verified by an FDA-registered national laboratory.

    The JM plant in Richland employs about 50 people and produces a variety of filtration products for various air and liquid applications using polypropylene and polyester meltblown technology. Richland’s meltblown filtration media can be found in numerous industrial, automotive, consumer products and FDA-approved food and healthcare applications.

    Sales inquiries should be sent to Patrick Morgan at Patrick.Morgan@JM.com or +1-540-491-3020.

    About Johns Manville

    Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway company (NYSE: BRK.A, BRK.B), is a leading manufacturer and marketer of premium-quality building and specialty products. In business since 1858, the Denver-based company has annual sales over $3 billion and holds leadership positions in all of the key markets that it serves. Johns Manville employs 8,000 people and operates 46 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and China. Additional information can be found at www.jm.com.
  • DENVER – Wednesday, January 22, 2020 – Johns Manville (JM), a global building and specialty products manufacturer and a Berkshire Hathaway Company, announced today plans to build a polyiso production plant in Hillsboro, Texas. 

    “We take great pride in creating and delivering the best products for our customers,” said Mary Rhinehart, President and CEO of Johns Manville. “This expansion south of Dallas/Fort Worth, in an area where construction is surging, will increase availability of our premium products to customers throughout the region.”

    JM will begin construction on the new production facility later this year, pending various government approvals, and anticipates the completion in mid-2021. When complete, JM will employ more than 50 people at the new facility.

    “There are tremendous growth opportunities in the Southwest for polyiso products,” said Joe Smith, President of JM’s Roofing Systems business. “Three of the 10 largest cities in the country are a short drive from Hillsboro, and some of our largest roofing contractors are located within the service area.”

    The Hillsboro plant will manufacture polyiso products including ENRGY 3® roof insulation, ProtectoR® HD high density cover board, AP® Foil Faced Foam sheathing and GoBoard® tile backer. These polyiso products are preferred in the market due to their high R-value per inch and the lightweight strength and durability they offer for several building applications. 

    “We are excited to build in an area close to our customers and where we can hire good people into the JM family to help our customers be successful,” said Matt Sayer, Polyiso and Boards Product Manager for JM. “Johns Manville will be well-positioned with this expansion to increase product supply to meet the growing demand from our customers.”

    Local officials welcomed JM’s decision to expand in Hillsboro.

    “Johns Manville is an important addition to the manufacturing and industrial base in Hillsboro,” said Hillsboro City Manager Frank Johnson. “Johns Manville has a long-term stable national and international presence and is known to be a good corporate citizen. We are excited to have them become part of our community.”

    About Johns Manville

    Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway company (NYSE: BRK.A, BRK.B), is a leading manufacturer and marketer of premium-quality building and specialty products. In business since 1858, the Denver-based company has annual sales over $3 billion and holds leadership positions in all of the key markets that it serves. Johns Manville employs 8,000 people and operates 46 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and China. Additional information can be found at www.jm.com.

  • DENVER - Johns Manville (JM), a Berkshire Hathaway company and leading building products manufacturer, announced today it has signed an agreement to acquire ITW Insulation Systems, a business owned by Illinois Tool Works Inc. that is well known in the industrial industry for its premium, low-temperature polyisocyanurate foam insulations and metal jacketing solutions. The deal is expected to close in early December.

    “The acquisition of ITW Insulation Systems represents an important strategic opportunity to offer expanded insulation solutions to the industrial market,” said JM President and CEO Mary Rhinehart. “This will give us greater versatility and allow JM’s Insulation Systems business to continue to offer a robust and well-rounded portfolio of insulation solutions.”

    ITW Insulation Systems has 100 employees who work at four manufacturing plants in the U.S. and Canada (Houston, Texas; La Porte, Texas; Edmonton, Alberta; and Mississauga, Ontario).

    ITW Insulation Systems’ primary markets include refining, petrochemical, power, LNG, food & beverage, oil sands and other energy applications.

    “There is substantial growth occurring in the cold and cryogenic markets,” said Bob Wamboldt, President of JM’s Insulation Systems business. “We wanted to participate more actively in this space and the product portfolio offered by ITW Insulation Systems allows us to do exactly that.”

    JM plans to integrate ITW Insulation Systems as a key part of its industrial insulation portfolio without making significant changes to the existing operations at ITW Insulation Systems.

    “JM’s Industrial Insulation business is a market leader, producing the broadest product portfolio of any manufacturer in the industrial insulation industry,” said Dave Skelly, General Manager of Performance Materials at JM. “Historically, this has included high-temperature calcium silicate, expanded perlite, mineral wool, microporous blankets and silica aerogel, and now, with the addition of ITW Insulation Systems, our portfolio includes both low-temperature polyisocyanurate foams and metal jacketing. These additions make our industrial insulation portfolio incredibly robust and allow us to be a single source for our customers’ insulation and jacketing needs.”

    About Johns Manville

    Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway company (NYSE: BRK.A, BRK.B), is a leading manufacturer and marketer of premium-quality building and specialty products. In business since 1858, the Denver-based company has annual sales over $3 billion and holds leadership positions in all of the key markets that it serves. Johns Manville employs 8,000 people and operates 42 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and China. Additional information can be found at www.jm.com.

  • Johns Manville (JM), a Berkshire Hathaway company and leading building products manufacturer, was recently recognized for Excellence in Community Service by The Communitas Awards for the company’s first Global Community Day last fall that helped local charities and promoted employee volunteerism.

    The company’s second annual Global Community Day happened this week.

    The Communitas Awards is an international effort to recognize exceptional businesses, organizations and individuals that are unselfishly giving of themselves and their resources, and those that are changing how they do business to benefit their communities. Communitas is a Latin word that means “people coming together for the good of a community.”

    “Global Community Day demonstrates the passion our employees have for volunteering and community service,” said Mary Rhinehart, JM’s President and CEO. “The volunteer projects bring teams of employees together in rewarding ways and give us a chance to deliver positive and powerful JM Experiences to those around us.”

    Global Community Day was organized last year as part of Johns Manville’s employee-driven Corporate Social Responsibility program. JM employees have demonstrated their desire to support their communities by participating in company-sponsored community outreach activities on an increasingly frequent basis. The company tracks volunteer statistics and has seen a 69 percent increase in the number of volunteers and a 78 percent increase in the number of volunteer hours since 2014. In 2018 alone, JM logged over 15,000 volunteer hours by over 5,500 volunteers who helped with nearly 300 community outreach projects.

    More than 2,000 employees worldwide participated in 50 local events and activities during Global Community Day last October.

    In the Denver area, where Johns Manville is headquartered, employees worked at local homeless shelters; served lunch at the Ronald McDonald House; volunteered at the Denver Botanical Gardens and the Seniors’ Resource Center; sent care packages to the troops overseas; participated in a Habitat for Humanity build; and volunteered with other organizations.

    At plant locations around the world, employees hosted a charity kickball tournament; volunteered at animal shelters; adopted streets and picked up trash; conducted food and clothing drives; delivered Meals on Wheels; collected new and fun bed sheets for pediatric oncology patients; provided landscaping services; and participated in other volunteer activities.

    Many of the same types of activities are happening this month in cities throughout the U.S., Canada, Germany and Slovakia as part of the second annual Global Community Day.

    About the Communitas Awards 
    Communitas Awards is an outgrowth of the pro bono recognition program of the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (www.amcpros.com), a several thousand member group that honors creative achievement and fosters partnerships with charities and community organizations. As part of its mission, AMCP gives grants to community organizations and underwrites a large portion of Communitas expenses. www.communitasawards.com

    About Johns Manville 
    Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway company (NYSE: BRK.A, BRK.B), is a leading manufacturer and marketer of premium-quality building and specialty products. In business since 1858, the Denver-based company has annual sales over $3 billion and holds leadership positions in all of the key markets that it serves. Johns Manville employs 8,000 people and operates 42 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and China. Additional information can be found at www.jm.com.

  • DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Johns Manville (JM), a global building and specialty products manufacturer and a Berkshire Hathaway company, is announcing a wide range of new high-performance commercial roofing products at the International Roofing Expo (IRE) in Nashville, February 11-13.

    Johns Manville will be at Booth 1535 on the show floor. JM’S booth is next to The Roofing Institute, which focuses on how contractors can build a more efficient and profitable business and is sponsored by the company.

    Taking center stage at the JM booth will be the company’s ProtectoR™ HD High Density Polyiso Cover Board. It provides excellent protection and can save time and expense for contractors. With a closed cell polyiso foam core and inorganic coated glass facers, this high-density cover board has a Grade 1 compressive strength and an R-value of 2.5. The product offers excellent resistance to moisture, hail, wind uplift and puncture, plus its light weight makes it easy to handle.

    The product has the lowest fastening rates in the market for a HD polyiso cover board—up to 50 percent fewer fasteners are needed to achieve FM I-90. As an example, it takes only eight fasteners per 4’ X 8’ board with adhered reinforced membrane (TPO, PVC, EPDM-R, Mod Bit) applications over a minimum 22 ga steel or structural concrete deck to achieve FM 1-90 performance.

    “ProtectoR HD is an important addition to our polyiso cover board offering,” noted Tesha Kroll, Director of Product Management, Roofing Systems at JM. “It expands our line with a half-inch, high-density product and gives us the most comprehensive offering in the industry.”

    Other JM cover boards featured at IRE include SeparatoR® CGF and SeparatoR FR.

    Learn more at an educational session by Product Manager Matt Sayer
    The Roofing Institute, adjacent to the JM booth
    Monday February 11 beginning at 11:20 a.m.
    Booth 1434

    New EPDM Products Mean Easier Installs

    Johns Manville will feature two new EPDM products at IRE— EPDM Tape Primer Plus and EPDM One-Sided Pre-Taped sheets.

    EPDM Tape Primer Plus features greatly improved coverage rates when compared to competitive products—500 square feet per gallon vs. 250 square feet per gallon for the competition. With a consistent smooth texture, the product is easier to mix and has superior tack-back performance. EPDM Tape Primer Plus also has an improved application temperature range above 25 degrees F.

    EPDM FIT One-Sided Pre-Taped is an exciting addition to the JM FIT (factory inseam tape) line, and is offered with 4” or 6” FIT, as well as 20’ and 30’ one-sided pre-taped sheets.

    Learn more at an educational session by Product Manager John Quante
    The Roofing Institute, adjacent to the JM booth
    Monday February 11 beginning at 1:45 p.m.
    Booth 1434

    TPO Lineup Now Includes TPO 12-Foot and TPO SA

    Long renowned for its best-in-class TPO products, Johns Manville recently added 12-foot-wide TPO roofing sheets in all thicknesses—45, 60 and 80 mils. The wider roll makes many roofing jobs easier, with fewer lifts to the roof and labor savings from welding fewer laps. The company also produces a 6-foot-wide sheet.

    TPO SA will also be featured at IRE. This versatile flashing membrane is perfect for curbs, corners and parapet walls. It installs at a wide temperature range beginning at 20 degrees F. and rising on an approved substrate with primer, or direct to smooth approved substrate at 40 degree F. and rising.

    “We’re pleased to share our newest roofing products at IRE and to sponsor The Roofing Institute, which provides contractor-focused educational opportunities,” said Joe Smith, President of Roofing Systems at Johns Manville. “Our goal is to offer customers an outstanding experience—with JM products, service and our Peak Advantage® Guarantee.”

    About Johns Manville:

    Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway company (NYSE: BRK.A, BRK.B), is a leading manufacturer and marketer of premium-quality products for building insulation, mechanical insulation, commercial roofing and roof insulation, as well as fibers and nonwovens for commercial, industrial and residential applications. JM serves markets that include aerospace, automotive and transportation, air handling, appliance, HVAC, pipe and equipment, filtration, waterproofing, building, flooring, interiors and wind energy. In business since 1858, the Denver-based company has annual sales over $3 billion and holds leadership positions in all of the key markets that it serves. Johns Manville employs 8,000 people and operates 42 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and China. Additional information can be found at www.jm.com.

  • DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Johns Manville (JM), a Berkshire Hathaway company and leading building products manufacturer, announced today the completion of a TPO expansion project in Scottsboro, Ala., to manufacture 12-foot-wide TPO roofing sheets. The announcement comes as the company celebrates the 10-year anniversary of its renowned TPO roofing product and production in Scottsboro, beginning in 2008.

    “We are proud of the performance with our TPO product line,” said Joe Smith, president of Roofing Systems at Johns Manville. “Our Scottsboro manufacturing facility plays a vital role in ensuring product availability for our North American customers. This second production line increases capacity and our ability to develop products to meet the needs of commercial roofing contractors and distributors.”

    TPO is the fastest growing commercial roofing membrane in the U.S. Now, JM can offer 12-foot sheets and 6-foot sheets. The new production gives contractors working on commercial roofing projects more choices to meet their project needs.

    “Our goal is always to offer best-in-class products to our customers and to meet their growing business needs,” said Jennifer Ford-Smith, director of sales for JM Roofing Systems. “The 12-foot-wide TPO is a product that many customers have wanted to buy from JM. We are delighted to add the wider sheet to our broad portfolio of roofing products.”

    The expansion project to add a second production line will create more than 25 new jobs in Scottsboro. JM expects more jobs will be added in the coming years.

    “This plant has been a dynamic part of the Scottsboro community since 2008,” said Jeff Maxson, group plant manager-single ply for JM Roofing Systems. “A larger workforce means we have more opportunity to participate in state and local community activities. We have long enjoyed supporting local food banks, the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life and other important organizations in the community.”

    JM’s 12-foot-wide TPO product will be available in all thicknesses – 45, 60 and 80 mils. The new, wider product became available in early July and is at distribution facilities across the country including Scottsboro, Ala.; Rockdale, Ill.; Hazelton, Penn.; Grand Prairie, Texas; and Tracy, Calif.

    About Johns Manville

    Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway company (NYSE: BRK.A, BRK.B), is a leading manufacturer and marketer of premium-quality products for building insulation, mechanical insulation, commercial roofing and roof insulation, as well as fibers and nonwovens for commercial, industrial and residential applications. JM serves markets that include aerospace, automotive and transportation, air handling, appliance, HVAC, pipe and equipment, filtration, waterproofing, building, flooring, interiors and wind energy. In business since 1858, the Denver-based company has annual sales over $3 billion and holds leadership positions in all of the key markets that it serves. Johns Manville employs 7,600 people and operates 43 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and China. Additional information can be found at www.jm.com.


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