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ROCKWOOL North America Plans Walla Walla County, Washington, Operations

ROCKWOOL North America, a manufacturer of stone wool insulation, plans to establish operations in Walla Walla County, Washington. The $175 million project is expected to create 125 jobs.

The investment will include the construction of a new manufacturing facility located on 250 acres in the Wallula Gap Business Park, which will feature proprietary electric melting technology for the company’s stone wool insulation products.

“ROCKWOOL has operated in North America for more than 30 years. We are excited to take this first step toward establishing ourselves in the Mid-Columbia region and growing our stone wool production capacity to better serve customers in the western United States,” said Rory Moss, President of ROCKWOOL North America. “We look forward to engaging with the local communities and sharing more as plans develop.”

The ROCKWOOL Group offers a full range of high-performing and sustainable insulation products for the construction industry. The company's North American footprint currently includes manufacturing operations in Milton, Ontario, Canada, Grand Forks, British Columbia, Canada, Marshall County, Mississippi, and Jefferson County, West Virginia. The ROCKWOOL group also includes a range of sister companies delivering specialist solutions for the horticultural, marine and offshore sectors.

“We're pleased to welcome ROCKWOOL to Washington," noted Washington State Department of Commerce Director Mike Fong. "This aligns with our economic priorities, ensures job creation and emphasizes our commitment to sustainability. We are excited to be part of ROCKWOOL’s expansion strategy.”

“The Port of Walla Walla is very excited about this economic development project in our region,” added Port of Walla Walla Commissioner President Kip Kelly. “A responsible manufacturer like ROCKWOOL would be a benefit to our local economy and a pillar of sustainable industry. The ROCKWOOL project will also be a transformative project for the Port’s Wallula Gap Business Park, and we are confident that it will not only drive future economic growth but also further enhance the economic health of Walla Walla County.”

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