CertainTeed Corporation will expand its manufacturing facility by creating more than 70 new jobs during the next three years in Kansas City, Kansas.
The building materials company has begun the process of re-engineering its K2 furnace and its related production lines at its Kansas City plant with subsequent production of fiberglass insulation products slated to begin during the second quarter of 2015.
Headquartered in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, CertainTeed is a leading manufacturer of building materials including roofing, siding, trim, fence, railing, decking, insulation, gypsum and ceiling products. CertainTeed has approximately 6,000 employees and 65 facilities throughout the United States and Canada, and is a subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, the world’s largest building materials company.
“As demand for insulation products has increased, CertainTeed and our parent company, Saint-Gobain, remain optimistic about the pace and future progress of the economic recovery,” said Greg Silvestri, President of CertainTeed Insulation. “We have every confidence that investing over $30 million to re-engineer the K2 furnace and restart its related production lines will give us greater flexibility in providing our customers with better service and the mix of high quality fiber glass insulation products to support their growing business needs.”
“It’s great news that CertainTeed has decided to expand its operations in Kansas City,” said Kansas Commerce Secretary Pat George. “The company’s investment and plans to create good jobs in Kansas are signs of our state’s strong business environment.”
“CertainTeed has a long history in Kansas City, Kansas, and we are excited about this new investment and job creation,” said Greg Kindle, President of the Wyandotte Economic Development Council. “This is another positive sign of growth in the community and for the insulation business as a whole.”