CertainTeed Corp., Valley Forge, Pa., has announced plans to open a new asphalt roofing shingle plant in the U.S. Midwest. When operational, the plant will service markets in the central region of the United States. The company adds that it is currently evaluating several locations throughout the Midwest as the location.
CertainTeed, in a mid-January press release, says the new facility will be its first greenfield roofing plant since the company built its Oxford, N.C. plant in 1978. The company says that facility is currently the world’s largest shingle plant.
Some of the company’s roofing products are made with recycled materials, CertainTeed says on its website, citing “pre- and post-consumer recycled content [including] slag, stone granules, corrugated mixed paper and sludge.”
“We’re proud to be building a brand new facility, which means local construction jobs, local production jobs and local transportation and material supply jobs that will bring renewed vitality to the chosen community,” says Tom Smith, president of CertainTeed Roofing.
“When you consider the fact that we have excellent facilities positioned in Texas, Ohio and Minnesota, locating a fourth plant in this region will significantly bolster our ability to optimally service customers in the central U.S.,” says Smith.
Upon completion of this new facility, CertainTeed will own and operate five, four-wide laminated shingle lines in North America. Currently, CertainTeed operates 10 asphalt shingle plants, one low-slope commercial roofing facility and three stand-alone granule production plants throughout the United States.