An American company is building a new factory in Georgetown, Texas, and a total of 260 jobs are headed this way.

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The new 100-million-dollar facility is owned by solar company GAF Energy, which plans to produce its residential solar roof shingles in the United States instead of Asia, according to reuters.com.

Solar Panel Suppliers in U.S.

Panel supplies in the United States have faced major disruptions since 2020, partly because of pandemic-related supply chain turmoil along with border issues.

GAF Energy is a unit of privately-held conglomerate Standard Industries, and is one of a small number of companies producing technology to bring solar panels and roof shingles together.

First Nailable Solar Shingle

Earlier this year, GAF Energy presented what was described as the world's first 'nailable' solar shingle - the Timberline Solar Energy Shingle - in Las Vegas.

The new Texas plant will increase the company’s capacity by 500%, and bring its domestic production capacity from 50 MW to 300 Megawatts. The company's only current plant is in San Jose, California.

GAF Energy's website states that its mission is 'energy from every roof, not just energy from every roof where there’s a homeowner who can afford it.'

GAF Georgetown, Texas Facility

The manufacturing plant north of Austin will be 450,000-square-feet, and will produce the Timberline Solar Energy Shingle. The new factory is the company's second plant, and will make GAF Energy the largest solar roofing producer in the world.

Electrek.com reports that the Georgetown factory is expected to be finished and start producing solar shingles next year.

Texas in Top 10 Best States to Work from Home in America

How many people do you know that work from home? Since the pandemic, the number of employers with remote jobs has risen steadily.

WalletHub used 12 factors to compare 50 states and the District of Columbia, including the percentage of people working from home, internet cost, cybersecurity, plus size and population concentration of homes in the state.

Let's take a look at the states that are the best for remote work, and where Texas sits on the list nationwide.

Did You Know Texas Is One of the Top 10 Haunted States in the Nation?

Two years ago, the Lone Star State was named the most haunted state in America, according to Forbes magazine.

Texas has moved down on the list from movebuddha.com, but we're still in the top 10.

Don't be scared...scroll onward to see which state currently holds the #1 spot for most haunted in the nation.