An industrial plant that has been making roofing shingles in Peachtree City for more than 45 years — making it the oldest manufacturer now in the city — is about to get a $100 million expansion. The Certainteed plant is located on Sierra Drive off Ga. Highway 74 South in the city’s industrial park and adjacent to the southern end of the Falcon Field runway.
Global manufacturer Saint-Gobain North America announced — through its building-products subsidiary CertainTeed LLC — plans to invest $100 million over the next 2–3 years to expand its CertainTeed shingle-manufacturing facility in Peachtree City, more than doubling production capacity at that location.
The expansion in Peachtree City will add over 65,000 square feet of manufacturing and warehouse space, and these improvements will allow for a 14% reduction of CO2 emissions per production unit, as well as further water- and energy-consumption reductions, according to the company.
The CertainTeed Peachtree City plant, which began operations in 1976, sits on 23 acres in southwestern Peachtree City. Currently, the plant employs 83 individuals. As a result of this expansion, at least 27 new, full-time operations jobs will be created.
Saint-Gobain’s expansion in Peachtree City comes just one week after Saint-Gobain ADFORS announced an expansion at its facility in Dublin, Georgia. These expansion projects will serve to support the company’s growing customer base in the southeastern United States.
The project will be supported by more than $5 million in state and local tax incentives realized over the next decade.
“Today marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter for our plant in Peachtree City – this is an investment in our company’s future ability to supply our growing customer base,” said Carmen Bodden, Vice President and General Manager of CertainTeed Roofing Product Group. “We will continue to look for ways to maximize our company’s positive impact, for our customers and the communities where we operate, while working to minimize our environmental footprint. We thank Fayette County and the State of Georgia for their support.”
“For the second time in two weeks, Saint-Gobain has chosen Georgia to expand, and we are grateful to the company for continuing to invest in our communities,” said Georgia Department of Economic Development COO Brittany Young. “The continued growth of companies already located in the state is critical for our communities’ long-term health. Congratulations to the teams in Fayette County and Peachtree City for creating opportunities and a successful business environment.”
Saint-Gobain’s expansion in Peachtree City comes only weeks after the announcement of a $118.8 million expansion of the CertainTeed Roofing plant in Oxford, North Carolina. Additionally, Saint-Gobain ADFORS last week announced an expansion at its facility in Dublin, Georgia. These expansion projects will serve to support the company’s growing customer base in the southeastern United States.