Local Elementary School Students Immerse Themselves in Innovation at Polyglass Field Trip

Polyglass U.S.A., Inc., a leading manufacturer of roofing and waterproofing solutions, had the pleasure of hosting the fourth-grade class from Wahneta Elementary School on a field trip Friday, November 17th, 2023.  The field trip provided an exclusive opportunity for the students to delve into the world of roofing manufacturing, innovation, and hands on demonstrations.

The students, accompanied with their teachers, were greeted by enthusiastic Polyglass staff who guided them through an engaging and informative day.  The day included a tour of the Polyglass plant showcasing the cutting-edge technologies and processes employed in the production of roofing membranes, offering a behind-the-scene look at the manufacturing facility.

“We were thrilled to welcome the students from Wahneta Elementary School to Polyglass for an educational experience that we hope sparked their curiosity about innovation and roofing manufacturing.”  Said Mat Snell, Sr. Engineering Manager at Polyglass, “Seeing their excitement as they learned about our operations and the technologies was truly inspiring.”

Following the plant tour, the students and teachers also participated in demonstrations on Polyglass’ self-adhered and torch membranes.  They also learned how the Polyglass ADESO® products resulted in a faster, more safer installation than traditional torch down products.


The highlight of the day was a hands-on activity where students crafted bird houses using Polyglass Elastoflex SA P self-adhered granulated cap sheet.  The students, with the help of the Polyglass staff and teachers learned how to measure and properly apply the membrane, combining creativity with practical application techniques.

The field trip was designed to complement the elementary school’s curriculum, providing students with hands-on experiences that connected classroom learning with real-world applications.  It aimed to inspire curiosity and interest in fields related to science, technology, engineering, and manufacturing.

The collaboration between Polyglass and Wahneta Elementary School highlights the importance of hands-on educational experiences that introduces students to various career paths and industries.



About Polyglass

Polyglass U.S.A., Inc. is a leading manufacturer of high-quality modified bitumen roofing and waterproofing solutions. Acquired in 2008, Polyglass is a proud member of the Mapei Group; the family owned, 3-billion-dollar global building materials industry leader. Together they represent over 100 years of combined experience in the production and support of building envelope products and solutions, with 83 manufacturing facilities spanning 36 countries on 5 continents.

Polyglass is committed to adding value by producing cutting-edge products that meet or exceed the needs of their customers. Their goal is to provide a professional experience, focusing on quality products and efficient service while meeting the objectives of our shareholders and employees.

Polyglass prides itself on innovative and quality roofing and waterproofing products that exceed the needs and expectations of its customers worldwide. This commitment is demonstrated daily by the people that work for Polyglass, where the customers’ needs always come first.



Julie Heybroek