MERIDIAN, MS – CertainTeed, a building products company, has reopened its ceiling tile manufacturing operations in Meridian, MS which closed in 2009 during the economic downturn. The project represents a $24 million company investment and is supposed to create 110 new jobs by 2016. Production is expected to resume during the second quarter of 2014.

The Mississippi Development Authority, along with the City of Meridian and Lauderdale County, provided assistance in the reopoening and for modifications to the CertainTeed's facility and for infrastructure improvements.

“We are proud to provide assistance to help this great company restart production at its Meridian facility and create these new jobs for the area’s workers,” MDA Executive Director Brent Christensen said. “We thank our partners at the East Mississippi Business Development Corporation, the City of Meridian and Lauderdale County who worked to make this project possible.”

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