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Kingspan Insulation Expands Frederick County, Virginia, Operations

Kingspan Insulation, a division of the Kingspan Group, the global leader in advanced insulation and innovative building solutions, will expand its operation in Frederick County, Virginia. The $27 million project is expected to create 37 new jobs.

The company will increase production capacity by adding a new manufacturing facility for high-demand, ultra-high energy efficient OPTIM-R vacuum insulated panels to further expand its footprint on the East Coast.

“Our Winchester plant first opened its doors in 1980 and has grown to become a critical manufacturing facility for Kingspan,” said Doug Crawford, managing director, Kingspan Insulation North America. “The Winchester plant’s consistent track record of strong performance coupled with the support of Frederick County and the Commonwealth of Virginia has given us the confidence to continually invest in this operation. We are eager to start constructing a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant to produce OPTIM-R® vacuum insulated panels; an ultra-high performance insulation solution that is revolutionizing how architects and engineers achieve stringent thermal requirements for the roofs of their construction projects.”

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) worked with Frederick County and The Port of Virginia to secure the project for Virginia. The Governor approved a performance-based grant of $550,000 from the Virginia Investment Performance Grant, an incentive that encourages continued capital investment by existing Virginia companies.

“Virginia’s strong foundation for job growth is reinforced by Kingspan Insulation’s long-term success and expansion, demonstrating its confidence in our pro-business climate and talent,” said Secretary of Commerce and Trade Caren Merrick. “The company’s growth in Frederick County strengthens the local and regional economies and the Commonwealth’s advanced manufacturing sector, which continues to be a pillar in communities across Virginia.”

Kingspan Insulation is a manufacturer of energy efficient and moisture management products, high performance insulation, building wraps, and pre-insulated ductwork.

“The news that Kingspan Insulation is expanding in Frederick County is a positive development for Virginia’s economy,” said Stephen A. Edwards, CEO and executive director of the Virginia Port Authority. “Kingspan sources raw materials from around the world for its manufacturing operation, and The Port of Virginia is pleased to play an integral role in its logistics supply chain. We look forward to helping Kingspan Insulation leverage the efficiency of this world-class port to help the company grow and prosper for years to come.”

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