Largest Employer in L’Anse Growing

L’Anse’s largest employer is expanding, and nearby major road improvements are in the works.

CertainTeed Ceilings will be expanding their L’Anse location with the help of a $3.1 million state tax credit.

They’re expecting to hire 30 new employees starting later this month.

CertainTeed is moving its global ceiling products headquarters to L’Anse from Mississippi.

L’Anse Village Manager Bob LaFave is excited about the $7.7 million dollars of investment the move will bring into the community.

Nearby infrastructure will also be improved.

Work has already begun on a bridge near the CertainTeed plant.

The bridge dates back to 1918 and was recently condemned.

LaFave says about $2 million will go to infrastructure improvements.

A temporary bridge will be in place by the end of the month.

The permanent bridge should be completed by October 2010.