Rockfon North America Facility Begins Production
Rockfon, a part of Denmark-based Rockwool Group, started production July 19 of stone wool acoustic ceiling products at its first North America manufacturing facility. Located in Marshall County, Miss., this Rockfon state-of-the-art facility is the company’s fifth stone wool ceiling production site globally.
The Rockwool Group, the world’s largest manufacturer of stone wool products, invested approximately $40 million in the new 130,000-square-foot 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.
Rockfon’s new facility in Marshall County is located adjacent to an existing manufacturing center for Roxul®, an affiliated operating company under the Rockwool umbrella in North America. Roxul manufactures a full line of residential, commercial, industrial and roof board stone wool insulation products.
More than 90 jobs from management level to skilled production staff have been created with this new facility. The majority of Rockfon’s new colleagues live in or near Marshall County.
Rockfon will host a grand opening celebration and tours of the stone wool ceiling manufacturing facility in Mississippi later this year.