VALLEY FORGE, Pa. — CertainTeed Corporation has commemorated the opening of a new state-of-the-art, 150,000-square-foot roofing product warehouse, located 60 miles west of St. Louis in Jonesburg, Mo. The warehouse is the first phase of a planned $100 million complex set to open in 2016, which will serve as the Midwestern production and distribution site for all of the company’s high-performance roofing products, optimally servicing Central U.S. customers.
The baseball-themed open house event, “Rounding Third and Heading for Home,” allowed guests, including contractors, architects, distributors and local dignitaries an opportunity to participate in educational seminars, product demonstrations and tours of the new facility.
“Opening this spectacular new warehouse on schedule is a testament to our firm commitment to the St. Louis community, as well as the graciousness of state and local officials,” said Tom Smith, president of CertainTeed Roofing. “Our company was founded over a century ago in St. Louis, and we’re proud to say we’re well on our way to having another home base in the area, which will guarantee efficient local order delivery.”
Construction is already underway for the 60,000-square-foot manufacturing facility that will produce CertainTeed’s highly popular Landmark™ roofing shingles. When complete, the facility will serve as the production and distribution site for residential roofing shingles, bringing approximately 100 new permanent local jobs to the community over the next few years, along with an estimated 400 ancillary local jobs in trucking, welding and maintenance services. For more information, visit www.certainteed.com/jonesburg.
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 United States — which includes the world's largest roofing plant in Oxford, N.C.
For more information, visit www.certainteed.com.