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ROCKFON: Company Breaks Ground on Mississippi Facility


March 17, 2016 — ROCKFON LLC on March 16 celebrated the groundbreaking for its first North American acoustic ceiling panel manufacturing facility, under construction in Marshall County, Miss.

ROCKFON, a supplier of stone wool acoustic solutions, is a subsidiary of Denmark-based ROCKWOOL International A/S and an affiliate of ROXUL Inc.

The Mississippi facility will be ROCKFON’s fifth manufacturing facility in the world, extending global capacity and meeting the growing demand for ROCKFON’s stone wool acoustic ceiling products in North America. The new facility represents an initial investment of about $40 million.

Located about 30 miles from Memphis, the new facility will span 130,000 square feet, with room for future expansion. Production is expected to begin mid- 2017. 

The new facility and ROCKFON’s strategically positioned U.S. distribution centers will enable comprehensive coverage and servicing of the North American market.

In North America, ROCKWOOL operates under the name ROXUL. ROXUL has been in North America since 1988. ROCKFON’s new facility will be adjacent to ROXUL’s existing facility in Marshall County, which manufactures its full line of residential, commercial, industrial, and roof board products.

The new facility in Mississippi will manufacture ROCKFON stone wool acoustic ceiling products. ROCKFON will continue to manufacture its specialty metal ceiling panels and Chicago Metallic suspension systems in its Chicago and Baltimore facilities. Chicago Metallic suspension systems also are manufactured in Belgium, Malaysia, and China. ROCKFON’s other stone wool manufacturing facilities are located in the Netherlands, Poland, France, and Russia.

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