Through strategic mergers and smart acquisitions, Saint Gobain North America has grown and expanded into all 50 states and dozens of different product categories. Here’s a history of our history.


  • CertainTeed window


    Saint-Gobain Calmar is sold to MeadWestvaco.

  • 2006

    Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics sells its Synflex business to Eaton Corporation. 

  • 2007

    CertainTeed’s window business is sold to Ply Gem. 

  • 2007

    The Saint-Gobain Desjonquères perfume bottle business is sold to Sagard and Cognetas.

  • 2007

    Norandex Building Materials Distribution, with more than 150 branches, is acquired by Saint-Gobain, representing the company’s first major investment in the distribution business in the United States.

  • 2007

    Saint-Gobain sells its Reinforcements & Composites businesses, including three U.S. plants, to Owens Corning.

  • Biopharmaceutical tubing


    J&J Scientific, a supplier of innovative, single-use products for the biopharmaceutical market, is acquired and becomes part of Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics.

  • 2008

    Moyco Abrasives, a manufacturer of highly technical coated abrasive products for lapping, grinding and polishing applications, is acquired.

  • 2009

    Saint-Gobain wins the Environmental Protection Agency’s “Energy Star Partner of the Year” Award for the first time.

  • 2009

    Ottawa Fibre, a Canadian manufacturer of fiber glass insulation products, is acquired by CertainTeed.


  • 2010

    Saint-Gobain acquires 50 percent of SAGE Electrochromics, a leader in tintable electrochromic glass for use in building windows, skylights and curtain walls, to build the world’s first large-scale electrochromic glass plant in Faribault, Minnesota (United States).

  • 2011

    Saint-Gobain announces the development of a new manufacturing facility in Goodyear, Arizona, a solar mirror line for solar thermal power station, the company’s first solar plant in North America.

  • 2011

    Saint-Gobain acquires SolarGard, a high-end glass coated films used in the habitat market (architectural glazing for residential and commercial buildings), the automotive market, and various industrial applications. SolarGard has 140 million in global sales with 250 employees, with sites in San Diego, as well as Belgium and China.

  • 2011

    Saint-Gobain is awarded the ENERGY STAR® Sustained Excellence Award by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognizing the Company’s outstanding leadership in energy management and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

  • 2012

    Saint-Gobain acquires 100 percent of SAGE Electrochromics. 

  • 2012

    Saint-Gobain announces the development of a Crystals substrate plant in Devens, Massachusetts, to make sapphire wafers used to make LEDs. Approximately $30 million invested with up to 90 new jobs created.

  • 2013

    Saint-Gobain’s Performance Plastics Business acquires a range of healthcare related businesses.

  • 2014

    Saint-Gobain sells Verallia North America to Ardagh, and no longer manufactures or sells glass packaging in North America.