MILTON, ON, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - 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, Tennessee.
"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 operational.
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.