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welcome to the johns manvillE roofing institute

Located in Rockdale, IL at the Johns Manville plant, is our 2,400 square foot training center. Learn about proper installation techniques using hands-on training with commercial roofing products.

Please note: This class is offered to active Johns Manville contractors as a perk of participating in the JM Peak Advantage Program. Please reach out to your local sales representative if you have further questions.


The JM Roofing Institute is located about 40 miles southwest of Chicago. The street address is 2151 W. Channahon Road, Rockdale, IL. On the first day, please report to the Main Entrance and sign in at the podium.


Classes begin Monday @1200pm-4:30pm, Tues-Thurs @ 8:00am -4:30pm, Friday @ 8:00am-12:00pm. 

 Airports          Chicago O’Hare International and Midway International

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    *Ask for Johns Manville Training Group Rate


These are hands-on sessions. Please wear appropriate working clothing (long-sleeve shirts, jeans or work pants, boots). Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as safety glasses and gloves are provided. Casual clothing is appropriate for the group dinner on Tuesday and/or Thursday night.


The curriculum is designed to serve as a foundation for the installation of Johns Manville roofing products in a safe, high-quality and productive manner.

If you have questions prior to registering please email