Saint-Gobain, through its building product subsidiary CertainTeed, announced the company intends to build a manufacturing facility and distribution center in Bryan, Texas, reaffirming the company’s commitment to provide sustainable, quality products to customers in the southern United States. The Bryan facility will represent the first new construction of a CertainTeed roofing plant in the United States since 2017. The announcement comes as Saint-Gobain continues to implement its global “Grow and Impact” strategy, which includes expanding its presence in key, fast growing markets.

The Bryan facility, which will co-locate the distribution center with the manufacturing site, will help reduce distances for product transportation and lower the company’s carbon footprint, according to Saint-Gobain. The facility will help align with the company’s vision of carbon neutrality by 2025. Construction on the facility is expected to begin in 2023 with completion of the entire project expected several years after.

“Our new manufacturing facility and distribution center symbolizes our commitment to our customers in the southern United States, to the state of Texas and to the City of Bryan and its citizens,” Carmen Bodden, vice president and general manager of CertainTeed Roofing, said in a news release. “As the leader in light and sustainable construction, this new facility will ensure our business has the materials necessary to continue serving our customers while remaining focused on minimizing our environmental footprint.”

The planned expansion into Bryan follows several investments by CertainTeed Roofing over the past year, including the groundbreaking for the company’s planned $167 million glass mat facility in Oxford, N.C.