Building Manufacturer To Open Bucks County Facility
QUAKERTOWN, PA — A Pennsylvania-based construction manufacturer will open a new manufacturing facility in Quakertown, creating 45 new full-time jobs over the next three years, Governor Tom Wolf announced Monday.
SureTeed, which makes construction products including roofing, siding, fencing and decking, has opened its new location in Quakertown and will invest in leasehold improvements and new equipment, said Gov. Wolf. By opening the new facility, the company is increasing its production capacity of STONEfaçade, a stone veneer system made from concrete that can be quickly installed by a vinyl siding contractor.
“CertainTeed is one of Pennsylvania’s legacy companies that has been home to the Commonwealth for more than a century, and we’re excited to see its continued expansion,” said Gov. Wolf. “My administration is committed to supporting these types of businesses across the state, helping them grow their businesses, better serve their customers, and bring new jobs and opportunities to the surrounding community.”
The company received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development for a Pennsylvania First grant of $200,000, $90,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits (JCTC) to be distributed in the creation of the new jobs, and $22,200 in funding for staff training. The company has pledged to invest approximately $8 million in the project, the governor’s office said.
“We are excited to bring our new STONEfaçade products to more customers across the country, and we are grateful for the continued interest in and support of our business from our home state of Pennsylvania,” said Joe Bondi, Vice President and General Manager of the CertainTeed Sidings product family. “We look forward to the future of this innovative, groundbreaking, American-made product.”
CertainTeed was founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company and is headquartered in Malvern.
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