Earthmover Tire Plant, Anderson County, S.C.
Roofing contractor: North American Roofing, Asheville, N.C., www.naroofing.com
Architect and engineering firm: O’Neil, Greenville, S.C., www.onealinc.com
General contractor and developer: Gray Construction, Lexington, Ky., www.gray.com
Roof insulation manufacturer: ROXUL, Milton, Ontario, Canada, www.roxul.com
TPO manufacturer: Carlisle Syntec Systems, Carlisle, Pa., www.carlislesyntec.com
Approximately 1.2 million square feet of ROXUL product was used, including:
- TOPROCK DD
- MONOBOARD Tapered
The insulation products were chosen mainly for their fire-resistant properties. In addition to being non-combustible, the products will not develop toxic smoke or promote flame spread even when exposed directly to flames. The insulation is also dimensionally stable, water repellent, sound absorbent and has a long-term stable R-value. A 60-mil Sure-Weld TPO membrane was installed on the roof.
Michelin currently is building the new Earthmover tire manufacturing plant adjacent to its existing rubber processing plant in Starr, S.C. It will be the third Michelin plant in Anderson County. The company also operates a 2.5-million-square-foot rubber processing plant in Sandy Springs, S.C.
Photo courtesy of ROXUL, Milton, Ontario, Canada