NC Roofing Facility Gets Upgrade

Saint-Gobain, through its building products subsidiary CertainTeed LLC, will invest US$118.8 million over the next five years to expand its CertainTeed roofing shingle manufacturing facility in Oxford, NC. The expansion is one of the company’s largest ever investments in an American roofing plant and comes only months after Saint-Gobain announced its global Grow and Impact strategy, which includes expanding its presence in key, fast growing markets. This investment will incorporate new equipment and automation to maximize employee safety and provide state-of-the-art technology and processes to align with Saint-Gobain’s global vision of carbon neutrality by 2050. The plant, which began operations in 1978, is already one of the largest roofing shingle manufacturing sites in North America, sitting on 113 acres. The project will create an additional 225,000 square feet of manufacturing space.