CertainTeed, a manufacturer of building products, will expand its roofing shingle manufacturing facility in Oxford, North Carolina. The $118.8 million project is expected to create 37 new jobs in Granville County.
The company will add 225,000 square feet of manufacturing space to their existing plant, enhancing their ability to serve customers in a time of unprecedented demand.
“This historic investment, made possible with support from the State of North Carolina, will create new jobs and allow our company to support our customers with more of the industry-leading roofing materials that our team has been making in Granville County since 1978,” said Mark Rayfield, President and CEO of Saint-Gobain North America and CertainTeed. “We thank the community for their continued support, and we look forward to many more years of state-of-the-art manufacturing in Oxford.”
A performance-based grant of $125,000 from the One North Carolina Fund will help with CertainTeed’s expansion in North Carolina. The One NC Fund provides financial assistance to local governments to help attract economic investment and to create jobs. Companies receive no money upfront and must meet job creation and capital investment targets to qualify for payment.
All One NC grants require matching participation from local governments and any award is contingent upon that condition being met.
“Global brands can operate anywhere in the world, but they continue to choose North Carolina for its workforce,” said North Carolina Commerce Secretary Machelle Baker Sanders. “CertainTeed’s commitment to our state highlights the importance of a well-prepared workforce to meet industry demands. As the manufacturing industry advances, we are committed to advancing our workforce training systems to prepare North Carolinians to help companies meet those demands.”
CertainTeed is the North American building products subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, one of the largest manufacturing companies in the world. The company produces a portfolio of exterior and interior building products that includes roofing materials, siding, fence, decking, railings, trim, insulation, gypsum wallboard, and ceilings.