Roxul, a producer of stone wool insulation products and part of the Rockwool Group, has unveiled its plan to build a new manufacturing facility in West Virginia, US.
Located on the 130-acre site, the new 460,000 sq ft production plant will entail an investment of $150m. It will create almost 150 new jobs in Jefferson County, West Virginia.
Work on the factory is expected to commence in October this year while initial production of Rockwool’s stone wool insulation is scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2020.
The new factory will add to the Rockwool Group’s already strong presence in North America, where the company has existing manufacturing sites in Marshall County, Mississippi as well as Milton, Ontario and Grand Forks, British Columbia.
Rockwool Group President and CEO Jens Birgersson said: “We aim to continue double-digit growth in the United States, and this new factory will play a major role in ensuring we meet the growing customer demand for non-combustible stone wool insulation in this market.”
Roxul president Trent Ogilvie said: “This new production site places us close to major population centres in the northeastern, mid-Atlantic, and mid-western United States. We’re growing along with the market, and we look forward to serving our customers’ needs from this new facility.”