Roxul opens first US production facility

Company says the $160 million plant in Mississippi will meet growing demand in the southern US and Mexico.

September 25, 2014   by PLANT Staff

MARSHALL COUNTY, Miss. — Stone wool insulation manufacturer Roxul Inc. has opened its first manufacturing facility in the US to meet growing demand in the residential, commercial building, flat roof, and industrial sectors in the mid and southern US and Mexico.

The $160 million plant in Marshall County, Miss. covers 600,000 square feet at an industrial park 30 miles south of Memphis.

It 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, BC and Milton, Ont. It’s insulation is made from natural stone and contains up to 40% recycled material with zero waste to landfill.

The company is a subsidiary of Rockwool International, based in Denmark. Operating 28 factories in 18 countries, the Rockwool Group employs more than 10,000 people.

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