Governor Tom Wolf today announced that CertainTeed, a subsidiary of Saint-Gobain and a manufacturer of construction products including roofing, siding, fencing and decking, will open a new manufacturing facility in Quakertown, N.Y. Bucks County, creating 45 new full-time jobs over the next three years, and retaining 533 current positions in CertainTeed’s business units within the state.
“CertainTeed is one of Pennsylvania’s historic societies, which has inhabited the Commonwealth for over a century, and we are delighted to see its continued expansion,” said Governor Wolf. “My administration is committed to supporting businesses like this statewide, helping them grow their operations, better serve their customers, and provide new jobs and opportunities to the surrounding community.”
CertainTeed has opened its new site in the borough of Quakertown and will invest in leasehold improvements and new equipment. This is CertainTeed’s first plant where the company will manufacture STONEfaçade, an innovative, concrete-based stone veneer system that can be installed quickly and easily by any vinyl siding contractor without special equipment or masonry skills. By opening this new factory in Quakertown, the company is increasing its production capacity for STONEfaçade products tenfold.
“We are excited to bring our new STONEfaçade products to more customers across the country, and we are grateful for the continued interest and support in our business from our home state of Pennsylvania,” said Joe Bondi, vice-president and general manager. of the CertainTeed Sidings product group. “We are excited about the future of this innovative, game-changing American product. “
CertainTeed received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) for a Pennsylvania First grant of $ 200,000, $ 90,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits (JCTC) to be distributed upon creation new jobs and $ 22,200 in funding for workforce training. . The company has pledged to invest approximately $ 8 million in the project.
The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the Governor and work with companies planning to locate or expand in Pennsylvania.
Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Malvern, Pa., Has helped shape the building products industry for over 115 years. Founded in 1904 as the General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the company slogan “Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed” inspired the CertainTeed name. 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 roofing. ceilings. www.certainted.com