How we chose the site location in West Virginia
The process of finding an appropriate location for our construction of a stone wool manufacturing facility is rigorous and detailed. We started with 50 proposed sites across 10 states and eventually landed on Jefferson County because of the ideal community and location that ensures we can efficiently service our markets in the eastern United States.
During the initial acquisition process, ROCKWOOL met with the Jefferson County Development Authority (JCDA), the State of West Virginia, and the City of Ranson. The site selection process concluded during the first three months of 2017 before a letter of intent was signed between ROCKWOOL and Jefferson Orchards in April with a conditional agreement. The memorandum of understanding (MOU) was officially signed with the county in September of 2017.
Once the site selection was finalized, information was sent to all residents of Ranson as well as those living within a two-mile radius of the city in October of 2017. A follow-up brochure was then sent in January of 2018 to Ranson households and those within one-mile of the city. Numerous articles about the project also appeared in local newspapers including The Journal, West Virginia Executive, Shepherdstown Chronical, and the Spirit of Jefferson with information pertaining to the arrival of the ROCKWOOL facility.
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