CertainTeed Gypsum, a subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, announced plans to build a new, state-of-the-art plant in Las Vegas for the manufacture of ready-mix joint compounds, setting-type joint compounds and powdered textures.

VALLEY FORGE, Pa. - CertainTeed Gypsum, a subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, announced plans to build a new, state-of-the-art plant in Las Vegas for the manufacture of ready-mix joint compounds, setting-type joint compounds and powdered textures. The company was expected to break ground on the 100,000-square-foot plant last month and begin production in late 2008.

CertainTeed Gypsum currently operates a gypsum wallboard plant in Las Vegas and selected the city for a second facility because it will provide customers in the southwest region quick access to a full-line offering of wallboard and finishing products. In addition, the proximity of two facilities will allow the company to provide both product lines in a single shipment, a further benefit to customers.

The new facility, specifically located in North Las Vegas, will operate at world-class manufacturing standards and is part of CertainTeed Gypsum’s efforts to become a full-line supplier of gypsum board products and accessories throughout North America. For more information, visit www.certainteed.com.