CertainTeed Architectural Grows in the Northeast Ohio Region

International advanced manufacturing company more than doubles its staff at plant in Strongsville

CertainTeed Architectural, a subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest and oldest building products companies, plans to grow their presence in Northeast Ohio by relocating from their current facility in Lakewood to a larger facility in Strongsville, adding 38 positions to their current staff of 28. The Ohio Department of Development (ODOD) approved the project for tax credit assistance at its meeting today.

The expansion is necessitated to allow the company to increase its production volume of specialty architectural materials. The new location also allows for future growth in Ohio.

“Our new facility in Strongsville will give our team the space and modern features necessary to maximize our impact as a leader in light and sustainable construction while serving our customers during this time of unprecedented demand,” said Regan Gallo, Vice President and General Manager of CertainTeed Architectural Product Group. “This expansion is an investment in our future – we are committed to our employees, the people of Strongsville and Northeastern Ohio. We thank the State of Ohio for its support.”

Along with JobsOhio and ODOD, Team NEO worked collaboratively with CertainTeed Architectural leadership to build the case for expanding in the Northeast Ohio Region versus outside the U.S.

“The Northeast Ohio Region is an ideal match for CertainTeed Ceilings to grow their business with our 7,700 manufacturing facilities and robust supply chain,” said Bill Koehler, Team NEO’s chief executive officer. “Along with our local partners, ODOD and JobsOhio, we look forward to working with the company to ensure their continued growth here.”

About Saint-Gobain and CertainTeed

Worldwide leader in light and sustainable construction, Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes materials and services for the construction and industrial markets. Its integrated solutions for the renovation of public and private buildings, light construction and the decarbonization of construction and industry are developed through a continuous innovation process and provide sustainability and performance. The Group’s commitment is guided by its purpose, “MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER HOME.”  

Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania, has helped shape the building products industry for more than 115 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm’s slogan “Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed,” inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed is a leading North American brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, solar, fence, railing, trim, insulation, drywall and ceilings. www.certainteed.com

About Team NEO

Team NEO is a private, nonprofit economic development organization accelerating business growth and job creation throughout the 18 counties of the Northeast Ohio Region. As the designated JobsOhio Network Partner, we align and amplify local economic development efforts in the region’s 18-counties; we conduct research and data analysis to inform local conversations and influence solutions; we market the Northeast Ohio Region; and we work to increase access to jobs, education and training for the region’s 4.3 million people. We do this to build a more vibrant regional economy; one that is more talented, equitable, competitive, innovative, resilient and prosperous. For more information, visit teamneo.org.

About JobsOhio

JobsOhio is a private nonprofit economic development corporation designed to drive job creation and new capital investment in Ohio through business attraction, retention and expansion. The organization also works to seed talent production in its targeted industries and to attract talent to Ohio through Find Your Ohio. JobsOhio works with six regional partners across Ohio: Dayton Development Coalition, Ohio Southeast Economic Development, One Columbus, REDI Cincinnati, Regional Growth Partnership and Team NEO. Learn more at www.jobsohio.com. Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.