Rockfon LLC announced Thursday that it will build a 130,000-square-foot plant in Marshall County to make acoustic ceiling panels, the Danish company’s first manufacturing facility in North America, and create at least 90 jobs over the next five years.
The $42 million project will be built adjacent to the existing Roxul Inc. facility, which is located on more than 100 acres in the Chickasaw Trails Industrial Park, the company said in a release from the governor’s office.
Rokfon is a subsidiary of Denmark-based Rockwool International AS and an affiliate of Roxul Inc.
“The company’s decision to locate its very first North American facility here is a strong testament to the supportive business environment and quality work force found throughout the state. I wish the Rockfon team many years of success in North Mississippi,” Gov. Phil Bryant said.
The Mississippi facility will be Rockfon’s fifth manufacturing facility in the world, said John Medio, president of Rockfon’s division for the Americas.
Mississippi Development Authority provided a $2.4 million grant for infrastructure and workplace training and the Appalachian Regional Commission gave $300,000 for infrastructure, according to Tammy Craft of the MDA. Marshall County, the Tennessee Valley Authority provided assistance, as well. Calls to those participants were not immediately returned.
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