CertainTeed Opens Roofing Distribution Center in St. Louis
(Valley Forge, Pa.) — Following the company's announcement earlier this year that it will locate a new, state-of-the-art roofing manufacturing facility and warehouse in Jonesburg, Mo., CertainTeed
has opened a distribution center in St. Louis. The temporary facility, intended to serve customers throughout eastern Missouri and southern Illinois while the Jonesburg plant and warehouse are under construction, provides customers shorter lead times and greater access to the company's high-performance roofing products.
"CertainTeed has strong ties to the St. Louis community, and we're very excited about growing the company's presence here," said Tom Smith, president of CertainTeed Roofing. "This new distribution center reaffirms our commitment to the community and enables us to immediately ramp up service to our key Midwestern customers while we await completion of the Jonesburg complex."
The third-party warehouse, located at Jeffco Trucking, 1700 Kosciusko Street, will stock all residential, commercial and accessory roofing products. There will be no change in the products' manufacturing location, as well as no change in the ordering and customer service process.
In July, CertainTeed broke ground on the new $100 million Jonesburg complex, which includes a 60,000 square-foot manufacturing facility and 150,000 square-foot warehouse. When complete, the facility will serve as the production and distribution site for residential roofing shingles, bringing approximately 100 new permanent, local jobs to the community over the next few years, along with an estimated 400 ancillary local jobs in trucking, welding and maintenance services.
CertainTeed, North America's leading brand of sustainable building materials, was founded in nearby East St. Louis, Ill., in 1904 as the General Roofing Manufacturing Company, and today offers a wide array of residential, commercial and solar roofing products. In addition to the Jonesburg facility, CertainTeed operates 10 asphalt shingle plants, one low-slope commercial roofing facility and three stand-alone granule production plants throughout the U.S. — which includes the world's largest roofing plant in Oxford, N.C.
Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Valley Forge, Pa., has helped shape the building products industry for more than 100 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm's slogan "Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed," quickly inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed® is North America’s leading brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, insulation, gypsum and ceilings.
A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, the world’s largest building products company, CertainTeed and its affiliates have more than 5,700 employees and more than 60 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. Recognized as a 2009 and 2010 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, CertainTeed earned the 2011 and 2012 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award, the highest level of recognition for outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through energy efficiency. The group had total sales of approximately $3.3 billion in 2012. www.certainteed.com