Rockfon North America Facility begins production
Chicago (July 17, 2017) – Rockfon, a part of Denmark-based ROCKWOOL Group, started production today of stone wool acoustic ceiling products at its first North America manufacturing facility. Located in Marshall County, Mississippi, this Rockfon state-of-the-art facility is the company’s fifth stone wool ceiling production site globally. Its complete ceiling product offering combines Rockfon® acoustic stone wool and specialty metal ceiling panels with Chicago Metallic™ suspension systems.
The ROCKWOOL Group, the world’s largest manufacturer of stone wool products, invested approximately $40 million in the new 130,000-square-foot (12,000-square-meter) Rockfon North America facility. With support from colleagues at ROCKWOOL and its worldwide network, the U.S. production line began as scheduled and is operating as anticipated. (Click here to see a video of the Rockfon North America facility and the first of its stone wool ceiling panels made in the U.S.)
“We are excited to have our first Rockfon North America facility open and operating as planned,” says Rockfon President – Americas John Medio. “We listened to the North American market and heard its growing demand for our stone wool acoustic ceiling products. Our new facility is a game-changer in the U.S. ceiling products industry. It extends our capacity across the globe and positions us well for future expansion.”
For more information, please refer to Rockfon’s full press release here.
About the ROCKWOOL Group
At the ROCKWOOL Group, we are committed to enriching the lives of everyone who experiences our solutions. Our expertise is perfectly suited to tackle many of today's biggest sustainability and development challenges, from energy consumption and noise pollution to fire resilience, water scarcity and flooding. Our range of products reflects the diversity of the world's needs, while supporting our stakeholders in reducing their own carbon footprint.
Stone wool is a versatile material and forms the basis of all our businesses. With approx. 10,500 passionate colleagues in 38 countries, we are the world leader in stone wool solutions, from building insulation to acoustic ceilings, external cladding systems to horticultural solutions, engineered fibres for industrial use to insulation for the process industry and marine & offshore.
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