Marshall County, Mississippi Plant Will Help Meet Growing Demand
MARSHALL COUNTY, MS, Sept. 24, 2014 /CNW/ - ROXUL Inc., the leading manufacturer of stone wool insulation products
in North America today celebrated the official opening of its first
manufacturing facility in the United States, located in Marshall
ROXUL President Trent Ogilvie, ROCKWOOL International CEO Eelco van Heel
and Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant cut the ribbon at the grand
opening, which was followed by a tour of the $160 million plant. The
factory encompasses 600,000 square feet and is located on a 100-acre
site in the Chickasaw Trail Industrial Park, approximately 30 miles
south of Memphis.
The company officially broke ground on May 8, 2013, and construction at
times included more than 500 workers on site. Completion took more than
750,000 man hours, with no lost time for accidents.
"This is truly a historic occasion for ROXUL," said Ogilvie. "When
conducting our site selection due diligence, it was clear that the
State of Mississippi and Marshall County provided us the optimal
location from both a manufacturing and distribution standpoint. The
support ROXUL has received from the community and the State has been
terrific. We couldn't have found a better place to call home."
ROXUL continues to experience growth throughout North America, and the
new facility will ensure it can meet its customers' growing demands.
This location will help ROXUL maintain its strong growth in key
insulation markets such as residential, commercial building, flat roof,
and industrial applications, in the mid and southern USA and Mexico.
ROXUL began production in June, 2014 in Marshall County.
"Today is an exciting day for the entire state of Mississippi as ROXUL
opens its cutting-edge manufacturing facility, the company's first in
the U.S., in Marshall County," Gov. Bryant said. "The company is also
putting Mississippi in the global spotlight - helping us show the world
that great things are happening in our state and that Mississippi is a
wonderful place for business. We have the infrastructure, the
resources and the workforce to ensure growth and success for our
companies. I have no doubt ROXUL will thrive here in Byhalia and I
congratulate the ROXUL team and everyone involved with the project on
this milestone. I wish the company many successful years in our
The Marshall County plant will employ 150, with key operators and
supervisors having trained more than 30,000 hours in Canada, Denmark,
Holland and Wales.
ROXUL now operates three North American facilities, with the first
US-based plant joining locations in Grand Forks, British Columbia and
ROXUL's high quality insulation is made from natural stone and contains
up to 40 percent recycled material with zero waste to landfill.
ROXUL's superior insulation saves energy, absorbs sound and is fire
resistant. ROXUL is a leading choice for architects, building
professionals and homeowners.
ROXUL Inc., is a subsidiary of ROCKWOOL International A/S, the world's
leading supplier of innovative products and systems based on stone
wool. ROCKWOOL International A/S is a publicly held company, which
trades on the NASDAQ OMX Nordic Exchange Copenhagen. Operating 28
factories in 18 countries, the ROCKWOOL Group employs more than 10,000
people and features a global network of sales companies, trade offices
and dedicated commercial partners. ROXUL products provide superior
thermal and acoustical value and are fire resistant, water repellent,
non-corrosive, and resistant to mold.
For more, visit www.roxul.com
SOURCE: Roxul Inc.
For further information:
Contact: Leslie McLaren
1-800-265-6878, Ext 4307