STRONGVILLE, Ohio, November 02, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Saint-Gobain today held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of its new state-of-the-art CertainTeed Architectural facility in Strongsville, Ohio, where it will manufacture specialty wood ceiling systems. The move from its former factory in nearby Lakewood, OH to this new location has more than doubled the factory’s manufacturing footprint and will create 38 jobs in Northern Ohio.
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The event, held in conjunction with the Strongsville Chamber of Commerce, featured remarks from Mayor Thomas Perciak, Vice President and General Manager of CertainTeed’s Interior Products Group Jay Bachmann, Vice President of Operations of the CertainTeed Group Interior Products from CertainTeed Marc Bartolomei, Vice President of NEO Team Project Management, Site Strategies and Talent Christine Nelson and Luis Granja, Plant Manager from CertainTeed Strongsville.
The project, which was supported by the State of Ohio through grant funds and state tax credits, will allow the company to expand its offering of specialty ceiling and wall systems and comes as Saint-Gobain continues to deploy its global growth and impact strategy, which includes expanding its presence in key fast-growing markets.
“As we cut the ribbon today for this modern new facility, we want to thank the State of Ohio, the NEO team and the city of Strongsville for their continued support. We also have to thank the entire team of Strongsville for making this project possible and their tireless work to make the world a better place,” said Jay Bachmann, vice president and general manager of CertainTeed Interior Products Group. “Our new home will provide our team with the manufacturing space , storage and warehousing needed to invest in our customers, expand our offerings and continue to be a global leader in lightweight and durable construction.”
“The City of Strongsville is thrilled to welcome CertainTeed to its business community,” said Strongsville Mayor Thomas Perciak. “We truly appreciate the significant investment CertainTeed has made in Strongsville, and the new, high quality jobs it is creating in our town. We look forward to a long and successful partnership with CertainTeed.”
Today’s ceremony in Strongsville follows several other growth investments made by Saint-Gobain to develop its business in North America in recent months:
In September, Saint-Gobain finalized the acquisition of GCP Applied Technologies Inc., thus strengthening its position as world leader in construction chemicals.
In August, Saint-Gobain completed its $928 million acquisition of Kaycan, Ltd., a family-owned manufacturer and distributor of exterior building materials, becoming the largest siding player in Canada.
In May, Saint-Gobain announced a $100 million expansion of its CertainTeed roofing plant in Peachtree City, Georgia, doubling the site’s production capacity while reducing its carbon dioxide emissions.
Also in May, the company announced a $28 million investment in its ADFORS technical textiles factory in Dublin, Georgia, creating 400 jobs over the next two years.
In April, Saint-Gobain announced a $118 million expansion of its CertainTeed roofing plant in Oxford, North Carolina, adding an additional 225,000 square feet of manufacturing space to what was already one of the largest major roofing shingle manufacturing sites in North America.
In February, the company invested $32 million in its CertainTeed insulation manufacturing site in Chowchilla, California, increasing the site’s production capacity by 13% while reducing its carbon footprint.
Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania, has helped shape the building products industry for more than 115 years. Founded in 1904 as the General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the company’s slogan “Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed” inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed is a leading North American brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, solar panels, fencing, railings, trim, insulation, drywall and ceilings. www.certainteed.com.
World leader in light and durable construction, Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes materials and services for the construction and industrial markets. Its integrated solutions for the renovation of public and private buildings, lightweight construction and the decarbonization of construction and industry are developed in a process of continuous innovation and offer durability and performance. The Group’s commitment is guided by its raison d’être, “MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER HOME”.
44.2 billion euros in turnover in 2021
167,000 employees, located in 75 countries
Committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050
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