CertainTeed has announced plans to open an asphalt roofing shingle plant serving the central region of the United States. The company is currently evaluating locations throughout the Midwest.
The new facility, which is expected to employ about 125 people, will be CertainTeed’s first greenfield roofing plant since the company built its Oxford, N.C., plant in 1978.
“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,” said Tom Smith, president of CertainTeed Roofing.
The construction of this plant will help the company meet increased market demand for asphalt shingles.
Upon completion of this new facility, CertainTeed will own and operate five, four-wide laminated shingle lines in North America, manufacturing the Landmark series laminated shingles.