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Rockwool Plans Major Manufacturing Plant In Ranson, West Virginia

07/06/2017
Denmark-based ROCKWOOL, a world leader in stone wool insulation solutions, will build multi-million dollar manufacturing facility in Ranson, West Virginia. The company plans to create approximately 150 jobs in Jefferson County.

Construction is expected to begin in October this year on the 130 acre site in the City of Ranson, with initial production of ROCKWOOL's stone wool insulation slated to begin in the first quarter of 2020.

With a total investment exceeding $150 million, the new manufacturing facility will cover some 43,000 square meters or 462,848 square feet, with positions ranging from management levels to the production line.

ROCKWOOL Group President & CEO Jens Birgersson said, “We aim to continue double-digit growth in the United States, and this new factory will play a major role in ensuring we meet the growing customer demand for non-combustible stone wool insulation in this market.”

Trent Ogilvie, President of ROXUL, the ROCKWOOL Group’s North American subsidiary added, “This new production site places us close to major population centers in the northeastern, mid-Atlantic, and midwestern United States. We’re growing along with the market, and we look forward to serving our customers’ needs from this new facility.”

“We want to thank the State of West Virginia, the City of Ranson, and the Jefferson County Development Authority for the very good collaboration on this significant investment, which will create well-paying jobs for around 150 people. We’re excited to become part of the local business community in Jefferson County,” Ogilvie continued.

The Jefferson County production facility will add to the ROCKWOOL Group’s already strong presence in North America, where the company has existing manufacturing sites in Marshall County, Mississippi as well as Milton, Ontario and Grand Forks, British Columbia, company officials said. Further production recently began for ROCKWOOL’s acoustic ceiling tile subsidiary Rockfon, at a new production line in Mississippi.

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