Firestone Opens Global Technical Center

Firestone Building Products Co. LLC has made a major investment in innovation with a new Global Technical Center. While construction was completed in spring 2012, the center is now fully staffed and operational with advanced analytical testing technologies in place. The center is located in Fishers, Ind., near Indianapolis.

“The Global Technical Center continues the company’s long tradition of excellence in R&D,” says Tim Dunn, president of Firestone Building Products. “The multi-million dollar investment in this state-of-the-art facility reflects our priority commitment to customers and to the continuous improvement of our products.”

According to Jeff Henegar, director of Research and Development at Firestone Building Products, the Global Technical Center has increased capabilities for compounding and prototyping, as well as provides upgraded, advanced wind-uplift testing systems.

“R&D led the way to new products like our ISOGARD HD Coverboard and UltraWhite Modified Bitumen Capsheet. We’re excited that the Global Technical Center will serve as a springboard for cutting-edge discoveries leading to the next generation of products for the commercial construction market.”

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