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CertainTeed Identifies Las Vegas for New Joint Compound Plant

Valley Forge, Pa.-based CertainTeed Gypsum, a subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, has announced that it plans to build a new plant in Las Vegas for the manufacture of ready-mix joint compounds, setting-type joint compounds and powdered textures. The company will break ground on the 100,000-square-foot plant this month and begin production late next year.

“Our customers in the Southwestern United States have asked us for a full interior finishing system consisting of ProRoc®-branded gypsum board, joint treatments and tapes,” says George Wattman, general manager for CertainTeed Gypsum Finishing Products. “This expansion helps us achieve our goal of being their preferred choice for innovative building products and systems.”

Currently CertainTeed Gypsum operates a gypsum wallboard plant in Las Vegas and selected the city for a second facility because it will provide customers in the southwest region quick access to a full-line offering of wallboard and finishing products. In addition, the proximity of two facilities will allow the company to provide both product lines in a single shipment.

“This will be our second joint compound plant in the U.S. and builds upon the very successful entry and growth model we’ve established in the Pacific Northwest at our Kent, Wash., facility,” says Don Moses, president of CertainTeed Gypsum.

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