The CGT Story

The company has its roots in the Victoria Wheel Works in the 1860's, which provided wagon wheels for the thriving transportation trade of the time. The company was a major supplier of coated fabrics during the Second World War, including rain wear, and consumer products thereafter, including shower curtains, wall coverings and table cloths.

Our current products identify us as a leading supplier in North America of flexible polymer cover stocks for a variety of industries including the automotive interior industry, the swimming pool industry, low slope roofing, and environmental containment. In the automotive industry we serve a global marketplace with customers located all around the world. This places a premium on our ability to provide "world class" products and services to our customers. The company is privately owned by the Chaplin family of Cambridge, Ontario. The long term controlling position by the Chaplin family has provided continuity of leadership since 1874.

CGT has combined its expertise in polymer formulation and leading edge design and is pleased to introduce Tower™ Shake and Tower™ Slate, a steep slope roofing product for residential and commercial applications. Tower™ Shake and Tower™ Slate offer the beauty and elegant appearance of natural slate and cedar shakes.

As North America's leader in the manufacturing of vinyl films and coated fabrics, we attribute our reputation for service and quality to the people who makeup our team, and acknowledge their valued contribution as we continue to build on this foundation of success. We have a history of investing in people through continuing education, relevant professional training and career development. We also invest in the technologies that provide people with the tools to do their work. Our employees are empowered decision makers and we value their ideas. We encourage our people to find a balance between work and family and to find job satisfaction, which has resulted in many long service employees.

Canadian General-Tower Limited ("CGT") and its employees are committed to fulfilling the needs of our customers, shareholders, and other stakeholders. We provide innovative polymer products, designs, and technical solutions while operating in an environmentally and socially responsible manner. CGT promotes environmental, health & safety awareness and responsibility throughout its entire organization, and regards the protection of our employees and our environment as our utmost corporate priority. We will adhere to the highest standards for the safe and environmentally-sensitive operation of our facility, and we will continuously strive to align our business with the expectations of both our families and our community. To that end, the Company is registered to the ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System Standard, the ISO/TS 16949:2002 – Second Edition Quality System, and the ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management System.

CGT thanks you for considering this innovative product and we are positive you will agree that it is one of the best decisions you will have made to install Tower™ Shake or Tower™ Slate shingles on your own home.

Tower™ Roofing is a registered trademark of CGT Limited. Please see product samples for colour. Colours as displayed on this website may not match actual shingle colours. All content on this site is copyright © CGT Limited 2011