MILTON, ON, June 13, 2012 /CNW/ - Today Rockwool® International announced plans to expand its North
American operations and build its first USA based manufacturing
facility. The new plant will be constructed in Marshall County,
Mississippi approximately 50 kilometers/31 miles from Memphis,
"Roxul is thrilled to be building its' first manufacturing facility in
the United States," said Trent Ogilvie, President. "Roxul has continued
to experience double-digit sales growth throughout North America and
the new facility will ensure we can meet our customers' growing demands
in North America".
This location will help Roxul maintain its strong growth in key
insulation markets such as residential, commercial building, flat roof
and industrial applications. Current Roxul factories located in Milton,
Ontario and Grand Forks, British Columbia will remain fully
Construction of the 600,000 square foot facility is expected to begin
later this year with production to begin in 2014 and represents an
investment of approximately €125 million. The facility will employ
approximately 150 people.
"We appreciate the warm welcome we have received from the State of
Mississippi. We look forward to being an active member of the
community," added Ogilvie.
Roxul Inc., located in Milton, Ontario and Grand Forks British Columbia
is a subsidiary of Rockwool International, the world's largest producer
of stone wool insulation. Rockwool International is a publicly held
company, which trades on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange. Operating 27
factories in 16 countries, the Rockwool Group employees over 8,000
people and features a global network of sales companies, trade offices
and dedicated commercial partners. Roxul's products provide superior
thermal and acoustical value and are fire resistant, water repellent,
non-corrosive and resistant to mold.
SOURCE Roxul Inc.
For further information:
1-800-265-6878, Ext 4307