(Valley Forge, Pa.) – With the recent opening of a new gypsum finishing products plant in Las Vegas, Nev., building industry professionals in the southwestern United States now have a comprehensive source for high-quality gypsum board and finishing products.

    The new facility produces CertainTeed Gypsum’s popular line of ProRoc(R) finishing products, including ready-mix joint compounds, setting-type joint compounds and powdered textures. Along with the existing CertainTeed Gypsum wallboard facility in Las Vegas, the company now offers both ProRoc gypsum board and finishing products in a single shipment as a further benefit to customers.

    “Our customers in the southwest have asked us for a full interior finishing system consisting of ProRoc gypsum board, joint treatments and tapes,” says Bernie Owens, General Manager for CertainTeed Gypsum Finishing Products. “This expansion helps us achieve our goal of being their preferred choice for innovative building products and systems.”

    Located in the Civic Center Industrial Park in North Las Vegas, the new facility utilizes World-Class Manufacturing (WCM) guidelines and achieved a perfect safety record during the construction and commissioning of the facility. The new facility joins CertainTeed Gypsum’s other finishing and joint tape plants in the U.S. and Canada.

    “The addition of a finishing products plant in Las Vegas builds upon the very successful entry and growth model we have established in the Pacific Northwest through our Kent, Washington facility,” added John Donaldson, President of CertainTeed Gypsum. “With the close proximity of our manufacturing facilities for gypsum board and finishing products, we are well prepared to serve as the full-line supplier of gypsum products to new and existing customers.”

    A subsidiary of Compagnie de Saint-Gobain, the world’s leading producer of gypsum products, CertainTeed Gypsum offers a broad range of gypsum and finishing products that contribute to the comfort and aesthetics of residential and commercial spaces. The company’s ProRoc line of products can help building professionals qualify toward credits for both The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED(R)) through the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the National Association of Home Builders’ Green Building (NAHB) Program.