CertainTeed Corporation expands in Erie County

CertainTeed to add jobs, $37 million capital investment in Erie

CLEVELAND, Ohio, May 2, 2018 – CertainTeed Corporation, a leading North American manufacturer of building materials has partnered with several Erie County-based economic and community development groups to expand its 55-acre roofing shingle manufacturing factory in Milan.

The facility expansion, slated for completion by year-end 2020, will support materials processing, logistics and vertical integration of CertainTeed’s existing operations. The project will result in the addition of ten new jobs, allow for the retention of 196 current positions, and significantly add to Erie County’s tax base.

“The CertainTeed Roofing Products Group and all employees at the local plant in Milan are extremely pleased with the support that the local business community has provided throughout this planning phase of the project,” said Troy Fronzaglio, regional manufacturing manager for CertainTeed Roofing. “Over the last 50 years our employees have worked to safely produce high quality roofing shingles to our Lake Central-area regional customers. This expansion project further secures our plant’s future in a very competitive market.”

An economic development team—including the Erie County Economic Development Corporation, Milan Township Trustees, JobsOhio and Team NEO – worked with CertainTeed to provide support and coordination with various government agencies, utilities and rail companies to ensure smooth progression of the project. Entities involved included Columbia Gas, TransCanada, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, Norfolk Southern, the Ohio Rail Development Commission and the Ohio Department of Transportation.

“CertainTeed Corporation has contributed greatly to our regional economy over the last forty years through employment, capital investment and innovation,” said Abbey Bemis, Executive Director, Erie County Economic Development Corporation. “We are pleased to be a part of their continued advancement and success.”

“CertainTeed is an industry leader in manufacturing building materials, and we welcome its $37 million investment in Milan,” said JobsOhio Senior Managing Director for Energy and Chemicals Dana Saucier. “CertainTeed’s commitment demonstrates its confidence in Ohio’s resources and people, and firmly establishes the company’s continued presence in Northern Ohio.”

Team NEO CEO Bill Koehler added, “We were delighted to partner with the Erie County Economic Development Corporation, JobsOhio and others in the economic development system to promptly address CertainTeed Corporation’s expansion needs. Northeast Ohio’s skilled workforce, high productivity and business-friendly environment make us an ideal location for growing companies like CertainTeed. We look forward to supporting their ongoing success.”

About CertainTeed Corporation

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 110 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, fence, decking, railing, trim, insulation, drywall and ceilings.

A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain®, one of the world’s largest and oldest building products companies, CertainTeed has more than 6,300 employees and more than 60 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. The group had total sales of approximately $3.7 billion in 2017. www.certainteed.com.

About Erie County Economic Development Corporation

ECEDC is a private non-profit assisting companies to Start, Stay & Grow in Erie County, Ohio.  ECEDC coordinates a regional economic development agenda focused on supporting existing industry, growing the entrepreneurial ecosystem, attracting growing companies, ensuring quality of place, and advocating for a business and growth friendly environment.  For more information economic development in Erie County, please visit www.eriecountyedc.org.

About Team NEO

Team NEO is an economic development organization focused on creating jobs for Northeast Ohio’s residents. In collaboration with our partners, it leads the region’s business attraction efforts, supports business retention and expansion work as Northeast Ohio’s JobsOhio affiliate, accelerates the impact of innovation in the region, and aligns strategies and resources within the economic development network to maximize its impact. In addition, Team NEO provides tools to assist employers in attracting talent to the region.

Team NEO is part of the robust Northeast Ohio Economic Development System, providing business decision-makers with access to customized solutions that mitigate risk, foster innovation and accelerate growth through a connected and collaborative ecosystem. For more information, visit www.clevelandplus.com.

About JobsOhio

JobsOhio is a private, nonprofit corporation designed to drive job creation and new capital investment in Ohio through business attraction, retention and expansion efforts. JobsOhio works with six regional partners across Ohio: Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth, Columbus 2020, Dayton Development Coalition, REDI Cincinnati, Regional Growth Partnership and Team NEO. Learn more at www.jobs-ohio.com. Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.