OMNOVA Solutions' New Commercial Roofing Facility in Full Operation

Apr 12, 2001, 01:00 ET from OMNOVA Solutions Inc.

    FAIRLAWN, Ohio, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- OMNOVA Solutions (NYSE:   OMN)
 announced today that a new extrusion facility for its GenFlex Roofing Systems
 business is in full operation.  At Grand Opening ceremonies held this week in
 Muscle Shoals, Alabama, OMNOVA, many of its regional customers and community
 leaders marked the official start-up of the plant, although production has
 been steadily ramping up for several months.
     The 100,000 square foot facility will produce the commercial roofing
 industry's first 12 foot wide TPO (thermoplastic olefin) and PVC membrane
 sheets to meet industry codes.  TPO and PVC are rapidly growing segments of
 the commercial roofing market, which includes shopping centers, sports
 facilities, industrial complexes and commercial office construction and rehab.
     "Our unique wide width extrusion capabilities, combined with the Company's
 patented application equipment, will enable the GenFlex business to offer
 customers installation cost and time advantages over current products on the
 market," said Jon Apgar, President, Building Products Division of OMNOVA
 Solutions.
     The availability of TPO and PVC in white or light colors that reflect
 light and save energy are an added advantage.  Products made at the new
 facility will meet the requirements of the EPA and DOE Energy Star Program
 which identifies the best products for saving energy and protecting the
 environment.
     "The Muscle Shoals plant is truly a World Class operation," Apgar said,
 "and we couldn't be more pleased with the partnership we've developed with the
 community and its talented workforce during construction and start-up."
     GenFlex Roofing Systems has been servicing the commercial roofing industry
 for 20 years and provides one of the broadest lines of single-ply roofing
 products including TPO, PVC and EPDM (rubber) roofing systems.
 OMNOVA Solutions Inc. is a technology-based company with 2000 sales of
 $773 million and 2,500 employees worldwide.  OMNOVA is a major innovator of
 decorative and functional surfaces, emulsion polymers and specialty chemicals.
 
 

SOURCE OMNOVA Solutions Inc.
    FAIRLAWN, Ohio, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- OMNOVA Solutions (NYSE:   OMN)
 announced today that a new extrusion facility for its GenFlex Roofing Systems
 business is in full operation.  At Grand Opening ceremonies held this week in
 Muscle Shoals, Alabama, OMNOVA, many of its regional customers and community
 leaders marked the official start-up of the plant, although production has
 been steadily ramping up for several months.
     The 100,000 square foot facility will produce the commercial roofing
 industry's first 12 foot wide TPO (thermoplastic olefin) and PVC membrane
 sheets to meet industry codes.  TPO and PVC are rapidly growing segments of
 the commercial roofing market, which includes shopping centers, sports
 facilities, industrial complexes and commercial office construction and rehab.
     "Our unique wide width extrusion capabilities, combined with the Company's
 patented application equipment, will enable the GenFlex business to offer
 customers installation cost and time advantages over current products on the
 market," said Jon Apgar, President, Building Products Division of OMNOVA
 Solutions.
     The availability of TPO and PVC in white or light colors that reflect
 light and save energy are an added advantage.  Products made at the new
 facility will meet the requirements of the EPA and DOE Energy Star Program
 which identifies the best products for saving energy and protecting the
 environment.
     "The Muscle Shoals plant is truly a World Class operation," Apgar said,
 "and we couldn't be more pleased with the partnership we've developed with the
 community and its talented workforce during construction and start-up."
     GenFlex Roofing Systems has been servicing the commercial roofing industry
 for 20 years and provides one of the broadest lines of single-ply roofing
 products including TPO, PVC and EPDM (rubber) roofing systems.
 OMNOVA Solutions Inc. is a technology-based company with 2000 sales of
 $773 million and 2,500 employees worldwide.  OMNOVA is a major innovator of
 decorative and functional surfaces, emulsion polymers and specialty chemicals.
 
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