June 29, 2009 | Granville, NY USA

Local Plant to Expand With Addition of Acoustical Product Line

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics' "Green Glue" operation is in the process of moving from West Fargo, North Dakota, to the Performance Plastics plant at 1 Sealants Park in Granville. The move will include all production, sales and administrative functions of the Green Glue business, a manufacturer of high-performance soundproofing materials which was acquired by Saint-Gobain in 2008. Seven new jobs will be added to the Granville plant.

Saint-Gobain's Granville plant is in the process of converting 5,000 square feet of existing warehouse space to manufacturing space to support the Green Glue business. The move is expected to be finalized by the end of August.

"Green Glue operates under the Saint-Gobain umbrella," says Brent Ravnaas, Operations and Sales Manager. "This gives us access to the company's vast distribution network in the construction market worldwide."

Green Glue has become the best selling product of its kind worldwide, with millions of square feet used to soundproof walls, floors and ceilings. Its products are marketed under the Green Glue brand (www.greengluecompany.com). The business is part of Performance Plastics' Foams business unit.

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics' worldwide business includes 4,400 employees in 45 plants in 15 countries, generating more than $1 billion in sales. In the U.S., Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics has approximately 2,400 employees based at 18 manufacturing facilities. The company is a leading supplier of fluoropolymer and silicone products used in a wide range of markets, including construction, transportation, medical and industrial.

The company's Granville plant supplies a wide range of polymer-based foam sealing, bonding and gasket products for customers throughout North America.

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics is a division of Saint-Gobain, the world's largest building materials company. Founded in 1665 and headquartered in Paris, Saint-Gobain had worldwide sales of $64.4 billion in 2008 and employs approximately 210,000 people globally.


Bill Seiberlich
Communications Manager, Saint-Gobain