ROXUL Inc., the North American subsidiary of ROCKWOOL International of Denmark, officially opened its new USA facility in Marshall County, Mississippi. Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant, Senator Roger Wicker, former CEO Eelco van Heel, and North American President Trent Ogilvie cut the ceremonial ribbon. The newly built facility will ensure that the ROXUL can meet the growing demand for their stone wool products in one of the world’s largest insulation markets. The ROCKWOOL Group has cultivated its North American position with manufacturing facilities in Canada, but now is gearing up in the United States. “With the new factory, we will be able to increase our sales of insulation products in the US. We have experienced double digit growth in the North American market in recent years, and there is still considerable potential for growth in the market” said Trent Ogilvie, President North America. The new 600,000 square foot production facility is staffed by 150 and increases the North American capacity by 50%.
ROXUL products have applications in almost all aspects of traditional construction with key market segments in residential, all building wall assemblies, flat and low slope roofing and high temperature and industrial applications. ROXUL 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.