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CertainTeed’s Winnipeg Facility Celebrates 90th Anniversary

Employees recognized as key to helping CertainTeed plant become oldest Gypsum facility in Canada

Winnipeg, Manitoba (December 2019) - Earlier this fall, more than 70 current and former employees gathered at CertainTeed’s Winnipeg facility to celebrate the plant’s 90th anniversary.

CertainTeed’s Winnipeg facility, which manufactures standard and specialty paper-faced gypsum board, is the oldest of six gypsum board facilities across Canada. Under the name Western Gypsum Products Limited, the facility first broke ground in August 1929. In 2005, the facility was acquired by Saint-Gobain and joined the company’s largest building materials company in North America, CertainTeed, in 2007.

“CertainTeed’s legacy is rooted within its employees,” said Richard Juggery, Chief Executive Officer, Saint-Gobain and CertainTeed Canada. “Employees are the key to every success we have as a company, and we’re beyond grateful for those whose contributions here at our Winnipeg facility have helped us impact the comfort and well-being of people’s everyday lives.”

CertainTeed supplies a full range of gypsum products to building professionals and do-it-yourself consumers including standard and specialty paper-faced gypsum board, drywall finishing products, embedded glass reinforced gypsum panels and decorative moldings. CertainTeed gypsum board products are available in a wide selection to suit any construction application.

“We’re proud to celebrate 90 years of operation, especially in an industry that has faced challenges to keep up with market demands while creating new and innovative products,” said Al Perez, Plant Manager, CertainTeed Winnipeg. “Our employees here today – and those who have retired but are celebrating alongside us – are a testament that working together as a team is the key for our success and will keep us moving forward.”

CertainTeed has served the North American building industry for more than 90 years and is a subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, the world’s leading producer of gypsum products. This, in combination with the full range of affiliated CertainTeed building products, provides architects, contractors, builders and dealers one partner to provide service and support for commercial and residential building projects. For more information, visit

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About CertainTeed & CertainTeed Canada

Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania, and CertainTeed Canada, based in Mississauga, has helped shape the building products industry for more than 110 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm's slogan "Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed," inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed is a leading North American brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, solar, fence, decking, railing, trim, insulation, drywall and ceilings.

A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest and oldest building products companies, CertainTeed has more than 6,900 employees and more than 60 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. The group had total sales of approximately $3.9 billion in 2018.

About Saint-Gobain in North AmericaSaint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest building materials companies and manufacturer of innovative material solutions, helps create great living spaces by combining comfort and sustainability. For more than three-and-a-half centuries, Saint-Gobain has been enhancing the wellbeing of people everywhere, whether it’s by addressing climate change, delivering true sustainable development, advancing the information revolution, participating in medical breakthroughs or playing a vital role in space exploration.

In North America, Saint-Gobain has approximately 160 locations and more than 15,500 employees. In the United States and Canada, Saint-Gobain reported sales of approximately $6.5 billion in 2018. Learn more about Saint-Gobain North America by visiting and connect with Saint-Gobain North America on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.