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Saint-Gobain North America Expands Palatka, Florida, Operations

Saint-Gobain North America, through its building products subsidiary CertainTeed Interior Products Group, plans to expand its CertainTeed gypsum manufacturing facility in Palatka, Florida. The $235 million project is expected to create 100 jobs.

The investment in additional manufacturing and warehouse space will more than double the production capacity of the existing operation.

“Today’s announcement reaffirms our commitment to providing quality gypsum wallboard products to our customers, while remaining focused on sustainability and minimizing our carbon footprint,” said Jay Bachmann, Vice President and General Manager of CertainTeed Interior Products Group. “We look forward to growing our already robust presence in Palatka and Putnam County and would like to thank the State of Florida and all of our partners for their support to make this expansion a reality.”

This project is being supported with more than $7 million in cash benefits and high-impact investment tax credits, including a State of Florida Capital Investment Tax Credit, a Career Source Florida Quick Response Training Grant, a grant from Putnam County, and a Clay Cooperative Economic Development Rate.

"Today's announcement is a strategic investment for Florida-based manufacturing that will continue to fuel Florida's economic growth," noted Florida Commerce Secretary J. Alex Kelly. “Supporting the growth of vital industries, diversifying local economies and careers for Floridians, we are pleased to support the creation of more than 100 new employment opportunities for Palatka residents."

A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, the world’s largest building products company, CertainTeed® is North America’s leading brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, insulation, gypsum and ceilings. CertainTeed and its affiliates operate more than 60 manufacturing facilities throughout the U.S. and Canada

“This is an exciting regional expansion that positions the company and Putnam County as leaders in sustainable, advanced manufacturing,” JAXUSA Partnership President Aundra Wallace added. “These are important and high-quality new jobs for our region. We appreciate CertainTeed’s investment in Northeast Florida and look forward to the company’s continued success here.”

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