Building Materials Manufacturer to Create 100 New Jobs in Missouri

Building Materials Manufacturer to Create 100 New Jobs in Missouri

April 5, 2013
CertainTeed Corp. will invest $100 million for manufacturing and distribution.

CertainTeed Corp. announced on Thursday that it plans to build a new Midwest production and distribution center in Jonesburg, Missouri.

The manufacturer of materials for commercial and residential builders will invest $100 million in a 60,000 square-foot manufacturing facility and a 150,000 square-foot warehouse creating 100 new jobs.

"The Jonesburg plant will play a strategic role in meeting the ongoing demand for CertainTeed roofing shingles in the Midwest and ensuring top-notch service to key customers," said Tom Smith, president of CertainTeed Roofing.

"Having been founded 108 years ago in nearby East St. Louis, CertainTeed has a special bond with the region and we are tremendously appreciative of the support we've received from Gov. Nixon, the Missouri Department of Economic Development, officials from Warren and Montgomery counties, and the city of Jonesburg," Smith added.

The state has offered the company a strategic economic incentive package if it meets strict job creation and investment criteria.

CertainTeed is wholly-owned subsidiary of Compagnie de Saint-Gobain SA (IW 1000/79) of France. CertainTeed currently has approximately 5,700 employees and 60 facilities throughout the United States and Canada.

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Bio: Adrienne Selko has written about many topics over the 17 years she has been with the publication and currently focuses on workforce development strategies. Previously Adrienne was in corporate communications at a medical manufacturing company as well as a large regional bank. She is the author of Do I Have to Wear Garlic Around My Neck? which made the Cleveland Plain Dealer's best sellers list. She is also a senior editor at Material Handling & Logistics and EHS Today

Editorial mission statement: Manufacturing is the enviable position of creating products, processes and policies that solve the world’s problems. When the industry stepped up to manufacture what was necessary to combat the pandemic, it revealed its true nature. My goal is to showcase the sector’s ability to address a broad range of workforce issues including technology, training, diversity & inclusion, with a goal of enticing future generations to join this amazing sector.

Why I find manufacturing interesting: On my first day working for a company that made medical equipment such as MRIs, I toured the plant floor. On every wall was a photo of a person, mostly children. I asked my supervisor why this was the case and he said that the work we do at this company has saved these people’s lives. “We never forget how important our work is and everyone’s contribution to that.” From that moment on I was hooked on manufacturing.

I have talked with many people in this field who have transformed their own career development to assist others. For example, companies are hiring those with disabilities, those previously incarcerated and other talent pools that have been underutilized. I have talked with leaders who have brought out the best in their workforce, as well as employees doing their best work while doing good for the world. 

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