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France-Based Saint-Gobain ADFORS North America Expands Dublin, Georgia, Plant

France-based Saint-Gobain ADFORS North America, a division of international light and sustainable construction company Saint-Gobain, will expand operations at its manufacturing facility in Dublin, Georgia. The $28 million project is expected to create 400 jobs over the next two years in Laurens County.

In June 2020, the company purchased the facility at 168 Willie Paulk Parkway and has been manufacturing products used in heat protection and thermal insulation. As part of this investment, Saint-Gobain ADFORS will double its North American production of key materials by restarting the facility’s furnace, which was idled prior to the company’s purchase in 2019.

“This investment in our Dublin facility will ensure our business has the materials necessary to serve our customers during this time of unprecedented demand,” said Alan McLenaghan, General Manager of Saint-Gobain ADFORS. “The Dublin community has welcomed us with open arms over the past two years, and through this investment and hiring, we look forward to further strengthening our relationship with the people of Dublin, Laurens County, and the State of Georgia.”

ADFORS is a division of Saint-Gobain, the worldwide leader in light and sustainable construction founded in 1665 that today manufactures and distributes materials and services for construction and industrial markets. Its integrated solutions for the renovation of public and private buildings, light construction, and the decarbonization of construction and industry are developed through a continuous innovation process that provides sustainability and performance.

“Nearly two years ago, Saint-Gobain ADFORS, an over 350-year-old French company, decided to invest in Georgia by locating a manufacturing facility in Laurens County. Today, we are very excited to announce this expansion and grateful to the company for continuing to grow in Georgia,” said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “Facilitating the growth of companies already invested in Georgia, like Saint-Gobain ADFORS, is a priority for the long-term health of our communities. Many thanks to the Department’s dedicated Existing Industries team who work tirelessly to accomplish that goal and help companies leverage all state resources to grow and expand. Congratulations to our partners in Dublin and Laurens County for creating an environment where companies can continue to achieve success.”

Project Manager Andrea Taylor represented the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s (GDEcD) Global Commerce team on this project in partnership with the Dublin-Laurens County Development Authority, Oconee Fall Line Technical College, Georgia Power, and Georgia Quick Start.

“Saint-Gobain ADFOR’s leadership has demonstrated its commitment by formulating a dynamic local management team that is committed to making the Dublin plant a huge success. This team is focused on employing a strong employee base and being a vital member of the workforce community,” stated James L. Allgood, Jr., Chairman of the Dublin-Laurens County Development Authority. “Elected officials, education partners, and civic leaders throughout our community have worked tirelessly to demonstrate that Dublin-Laurens County is the right place for companies.”

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