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CertainTeed abatement on track for approval

Commissioners are making moves to award CertainTeed Corp. an industrial tax abatement as part of $600,000 in incentives aimed at cementing a deal to reopen the local plant.
The company, which shuttered its Ennis plant in February 2007, came to the city with news it was planning to reverse that move in June. Gradual recovery in the housing market after a sharp demand dropoff and higher demand for asphalt roofing shingles in the region have driven the effort.

Ennis’ commissioners approved the abatement for the company, which will produce Landmark roofing shingles and is on its way to a 2011 reopening, on Monday. Plant Manager DJ Damberger said the facility will likely begin remodeling and other work necessary to reopen within the next month.

He also said the company will put a premium on using local contractors for the necessary renovations and hiring locally as much as possible once positions are being filled.

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