Saint-Gobain, through its building products subsidiary CertainTeed LLC, has announced plans to invest $118.8 Million over the next five years to expand its CertainTeed roofing shingle manufacturing facility in Oxford, North Carolina, an investment that will support the company’s growing customer base in the southeastern United States.
“As a leader in light and sustainable construction, this expansion will ensure our business has the materials necessary to continue serving our customers and meet growing demand.”
The expansion in Oxford is one of the company’s largest ever investments in an American roofing plant, and comes only months after Saint-Gobain announced its global Grow and Impact strategy, which includes expanding its presence in key, fast growing markets. This investment will incorporate new equipment and automation to maximize employee safety and provide state-of-the-art technology and processes to align with Saint-Gobain’s global vision of carbon neutrality by 2050.
The project is supported with $650,000 in reimbursement grants from the State of North Carolina, including funds from the One North Carolina Fund and a Rural Division Building Reuse Grant.
“The investment in our plant in Oxford is an investment in the future – we are committed to our customers, to our employees, to Granville County and to the State of North Carolina,” said Mark Rayfield, President and CEO of Saint-Gobain North America and CertainTeed. “As a leader in light and sustainable construction, this expansion will ensure our business has the materials necessary to continue serving our customers and meet growing demand.”
The CertainTeed Oxford plant, which began operations in 1978, is already one of the largest roofing shingle manufacturing sites in North America, sitting on 113 acres in Granville County.
The project will create an additional 225,000 square feet of manufacturing space and at least 37 new full-time manufacturing jobs.