Saint-Gobain Starts Operations at its New STONEfaçade Plant in Quakertown, Pennsylvania
Malvern, PA – July 19, 2021 – Saint-Gobain, through its building products subsidiary CertainTeed LLC, has started up production at its newest North American production site, its first STONEfaçade plant, a state-of-the-art facility that increases the company’s capacity of this product by ten-fold, strategically located in Quakertown, Pennsylvania.
STONEfaçade is an innovative stone veneer system, made with concrete, that can be quickly and easily installed by any siding contractor without any special equipment or masonry skills.
“We’re excited to bring our new STONEfaçade products to more customers around the country, and we’re proud to add another American factory to our manufacturing portfolio,” said Joe Bondi, Vice President and General Manager of CertainTeed Sidings Product Group. “Our STONEfaçade products allow siding contractors to offer more solutions to their clients, while ultimately saving installation time and costs without compromising on aesthetics. Our new plant in Quakertown will help our customers capitalize on this innovative product and ride the wave of increased demand for stone siding products.”
Compared to traditional stone, STONEfaçade requires less time and fewer materials for wall preparation and installation. STONEfaçade uses screw-in panels, is entirely mortar-free, and comes equipped with an integrated rainscreen to manage moisture and create a higher performing wall system. Additionally, STONEfaçade features one-piece alternating corners for a realistic appearance.
The STONEfaçade stone veneer system comes in several different color palettes, carefully painted by hand on each individual panel, that can be coordinated with a variety of CertainTeed siding and roofing colors.
Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania, has helped shape the building products industry for more than 115 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, railing, trim, insulation, drywall and ceilings. www.certainteed.com
About Saint Gobain
Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes materials and solutions for the construction, mobility, healthcare and other industrial application markets. Developed through a continuous innovation process, they can be found everywhere in our living places and daily life, providing wellbeing, performance and safety, while addressing the challenges of sustainable construction, resource efficiency and the fight against climate change.
This strategy of responsible growth is guided by the Saint-Gobain purpose, “MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER HOME,” which responds to the shared ambition of all the women and men in the Group to act every day to make the world a more beautiful and sustainable place to live in.
€42.6 billion in sales in 2019
More than 170, 000 employees, located in 70 countries
Committed to achieving Carbon Neutrality by 2050