Saint-Gobain cuts ribbon on manufacturing site in Ohio

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio -- Saint-Gobain held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of its new state-of-the-art CertainTeed Architectural facility in Strongsville, Ohio, where it will manufacture specialty wood ceilings systems. The relocation from its former plant in nearby Lakewood, Ohio, to this new location has more than doubled the facility’s manufacturing footprint and will create 38 jobs in Northern Ohio.

“Our new home will provide our team with the necessary manufacturing, storage, and warehouse space needed to invest in our customers, expand our offerings, and continue to be a worldwide leader in light and sustainable construction,” Jay Bachmann, vice president of operations for CertainTeed’s Interior Products Group, said in a company release.

Saint-Gobain’s investment in Ohio will enable it to expand its range of specialty ceiling and wall systems. The state of Ohio supported the project with grants and tax credits. 38 new jobs will be created with the opening of the facility.


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