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Florida manufacturer to build new plant, create 89 jobs, in Roxboro

A Florida company that makes construction materials plans to build a new plant in Roxboro and create 89 jobs over the next three years.

Gov. Bev Perdue announced today that Tampa, Fla.-based CertainTeed Gypsum will build a wallboard manufacturing facility in Person County.  The company has been awarded a $300,000 grant from the One North Carolina Fund.

CertainTeed will investment $160 million over three years to build the plant. Salaries for the new jobs will average $55,247, not including benefits. 

The Person County average annual wage is $30,524.

CertainTeed makes gypsum wallboard and other products used in commercial and residential construction.

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