Building materials firm CertainTeed Corp. broke ground last week on a 250,000-square-foot extrusion facility located in Buffalo, N.Y.
Valley Forge-based CertainTeed will invest $13.5 million in the project, officials said. The company will transfer seven extrusion lines and 160 employees from its existing site in Cheektowaga, N.Y., which it said it outgrew.
Initially, officials plan to add two extrusion lines to the new plant, which is slated to open in October 2004.
The site is in a special economic development zone that qualified CertainTeed to receive $3.8 million in capital tax and investment credits.
CertainTeed also manufactures profiles for its fence, deck and railing products at sites in Social Circle, Ga., and McPherson, Kan.