CertainTeed Announces Location for New Roofing Plant

Building products firm chooses Jonesburg, Mo., for its newest location.

April 9, 2013
CDR Staff

CertainTeed Corp., a manufacturer of building products headquartered in Valley Forge, Pa., has chosen Jonesburg, Mo., as the location for its newest asphalt roofing shingle manufacturing and distribution facility. The company expects to invest $100 million in the new facility.

“Our roofing shingles have protected generations of homeowners throughout North America since our founding by George Brown more than a century ago,” says Tom Smith, president of CertainTeed Roofing. “We look forward to carrying on Mr. Brown’s legacy of quality, innovation and service through this facility, while helping to energize the local community through new production and construction employment opportunities.”

Construction on the facility is expected to start by this summer. The project will include a 60,000-square-foot manufacturing facility that will produce the CertainTeed’s Landmark roofing shingles. Additionally, the company will build a 150,000-square-foot warehouse that will serve as a Midwestern distribution site for all of the company’s roofing products.

In addition to the Jonesburg facility, CertainTeed operates 10 asphalt shingle plants, one low-slope commercial roofing facility and three stand-alone granule production plants throughout the U.S. — which the company says includes the world’s largest roofing plant in Oxford, N.C.