Governor Tom Wolf announced today 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, Bucks County, creating 45 new full-time jobs. over the next three years, and maintain 533 current positions in the CertainTeed business units within the state.
“CertainTeed is one of Pennsylvania’s legacy companies, which has been home to the Commonwealth for more than a century, and we are excited to see its continued expansion,” said Gov. Wolf. “My administration is committed to supporting these types of businesses across the state, helping them grow their businesses, better serve their customers, and bring new jobs and opportunities to the surrounding community.”
CertainTeed has opened its new location in Quakertown Borough and will invest in lease improvements and new equipment. This is CertainTeed’s first factory where the company will manufacture STONEfaçade, an innovative stone veneer system made of concrete that can be quickly and easily installed by any vinyl siding contractor without special equipment or masonry skills. By opening this new facility in Quakertown, the company will increase the production capacity of 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 in and support of our business from our home state of Pennsylvania,” said Joe Bondi, Vice President and General Manager of the CertainTeed Sidings product family. “We are excited about the future of this innovative, groundbreaking, American-made 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 in the creation of the new jobs, and $22,200 in funding for staff 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 considering establishing or expanding in Pennsylvania.
Through 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 CertainTeed name. Today CertainTeed is a leading North American brand of outdoor and indoor building products, including roofing, siding, solar, fencing, balustrade, trim, insulation, drywall and ceilings. www.certainteed.com