The TAMKO® Story—1944–2014
Since 1944, the TAMKO story has been one of innovation, quality and long-standing
customer relationships. Though a lot has changed since we introduced our first
shingle over 70 years ago in a Joplin, Missouri streetcar barn, one thing remains the
same: our commitment to constantly moving the industry forward with a wide variety of building products.
Our seven decades of success is the direct result of teamwork, enduring relationships
with customers, suppliers and employees, and our company-wide commitment to
continuous improvement, including the Six Sigma program, a business strategy and management philosophy designed to improve our processes and products.
Vertical integration is also a key part of TAMKO’s success. We are a vertically
integrated company, owning and operating several of our own raw materials plants.
Maintaining greater control over the entire manufacturing process allows us to deliver
consistent supply by reducing shortages and delivery times.
Today, TAMKO remains headquartered in Joplin—the very place it first began—
and operates additional manufacturing facilities and warehouse facilities across the country in order to serve its
customers with roofing and decking products.
Take a look below at our latest innovations in building products, and discover how
each innovation set the foundation for where we are today.