Windows Continues Growth Path -- To Open New California Facility
Pa.--As part of CertainTeed Corporation's strategy to become a nationwide,
fully integrated vinyl window manufacturer and supplier, the company
is pleased to announce plans to open a 229,000 square foot production
facility in West Sacramento, California for the manufacture of its
highly rated vinyl windows and patio doors.
between CertainTeed's Auburn, Washington and Corona, California
window facilities, the West Sacramento plant is expected to begin
fabricating windows in the summer of 2004. "This facility will
provide us with the potential to tap into a number of high growth
markets in the Western United States," says Harald Jacobsen,
President of CertainTeed's Window Group. The Sacramento plant falls
closely on the heels of the company's opening of a new window fabrication
facility in Lebanon, Indiana in the summer of 2003.
The new facility, situated in the Southport Business Park, has easy
access to the San Francisco Bay area and is expected to draw a heavy
concentration of both the new construction and replacement vinyl
window and patio door business. The plant will initially employ
about 125 people, but could reach 500 within five years and will
manufacture the company's highly regarded Insulate Standard and
Slimline Series Products as well as New Castle XT(TM). In addition,
the facility will offer CertainTeed's new and innovative PrismGrid(TM)
option on all of its products. PrismGrid is an exciting optical
film technology from 3M Corporation that offers the look of custom
beveled glass but at a more affordable price.
Experienced employees from both the Auburn and Corona plants will
provide assistance during the facility's start-up this summer. "The
support that these knowledgeable and seasoned employees offer will
help assure an efficient and effective start-up there," says
Jacobsen. "We can expect this facility to deliver a high level
of service for our customers throughout the region."
When the West Sacramento facility opens this summer, CertainTeed's
Window Group will have five window fabrication facilities and two
extrusion operations strategically located nationwide. "We
are very excited at the prospects this opportunity holds for the
Window Group and CertainTeed," Jacobsen says. "The West
Sacramento facility fills in a key piece of our strategic direction
for the future."