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Firm to open wallboard plant in Roxboro

Posted July 13, 2010 11:55 a.m. EDT

— A manufacturer of construction materials will build a wallboard manufacturing facility in Person County, creating 89 jobs over the next three years, officials announced Tuesday.

CertainTeed Gypsum Inc. expects to invest $160 million in the gypsum wallboard manufacturing facility in Roxboro, officials said.

The average annual salary for the new jobs will be $55,247, plus benefits. The average salary in Person County is $30,524.

Tampa, Fla.-based CertainTeed has qualified for a $300,000 grant from the One North Carolina Fund, which provides financial assistance to attract business projects that stimulate economic activity and create jobs. Companies receive no money up front and must meet job and investment standards to obtain the grant funds.