Italy's TeMa building North American base in West Virginia

Apr 24, 2018 545

Italian building products manufacturer TeMa Technologies & Materials srl has started construction of a 42,000-square-foot facility in Kearneysville, W.Va., where it will produce insulation and drainage products from recycled plastics. The automated plant will employ 30 and operate around-the-clock. Vittorio Veneto, Italy-based TeMa is investing about $10 million in the facility, which will begin operations this fall and be called TeMa North America LLC.

TeMa North America CEO Tonj "Tony" Ciotti said the facility will have three extrusion lines manufacturing dimpled membranes made from recycled high density polyethylene and polypropylene. Its products are used in below-grade residential and commercial uses, including mats and fabric for below-grade drainage; and siding and roofing products, including green roofs.

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