ROCKWOOL Ranson, Jefferson County, WV

The Jefferson County insulation facility will bring jobs, community investment and a commitment to environmental stewardship in the region.

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Bringing environmentally-sustainable development to Jefferson County

The City of Ranson Jefferson County, West Virginia was one of 50 areas in ten states considered as a location to build our insulation manufacturing facility in the United States. Ranson’s proposal was ultimately selected as our home to build this facility.

The Jefferson County facility, opening fall 2020, will be home to our second stone wool insulation manufacturing plant in the United States, following the facility in Marshall County, Mississippi which opened in 2014.

ROCKWOOL also operates two North American factories in Canada - located in Milton, Ontario and Grand Forks, British Columbia.

The new factory in Ranson (Jefferson County) will serve customers on the eastern seaboard and represent a $150-million investment from ROCKWOOL.

The facility will be constructed on a 130-acre site with a commitment to employ over 140 people (though we expect it will be at least 150) in positions ranging from technicians to management at the state-of-the-art 460,000 square foot facility.

Many locals have told us that the plant will be good for the people who work in town, bringing good jobs with above-average pay, economic development including millions of dollars in tax revenue, and best-in-class environmental performance.

Informational resources

We’re dedicated to providing accurate, up-to-date information and news pertaining to the new facility. For answers to frequently asked questions, or to learn more about specific areas of interest, we invite you to review the categories below.

People working together, doing their jobs, teamwork, plant operations at the production manufacturing factory facility in Milton, ON
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Jobs and Vendor Opportunities

ROCKWOOL is providing new manufacturing jobs in Jefferson County with an exceptional culture, wellness programs, investments in learning and development, and dedicated corporate social responsibility. We will also provide new vendor partner contract opportunities once the factory is in operation.

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The nature of Jefferson County, West Virginia including Harpers Ferry - environment, hiking, view of the surrounding towns
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Community Support and Economic Impact

Creating positive economic development that brings new jobs, opportunities and a long-term commitment to the region. Our charitable support and tax dollars will support local schools and infrastructure programs focused on the well-being of the community.

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The nature of Jefferson County, West Virginia including Harpers Ferry - environment, hiking, view of the surrounding towns
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Sustainability in Jefferson County

Sustainability is not only important for our products and brand, but also for our production process. We have also set ambitious targets for 2022 and 2030 for ourselves to further reduce our environmental footprint.

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People working together, doing their jobs, teamwork, plant operations at the production manufacturing factory facility in Milton, ON
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Factory Operations and Production

The ROCKWOOL manufacturing process ensures all safety precautions and emergency preparedness procedures are met. Interested in how our stone wool insulation is made? Read about that and how we are working with Jefferson County regarding day-to-day water usage and truck traffic.

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Construction and Permitting

Access detailed information regarding site selection for the factory, development and environmental management of the project, and an overview of the air, construction and environmental permits required.

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Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, West Virginia
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Environment: Air and Water Quality

Safeguarding the environment is of primary importance to us. The state-of-the-art technology we use meets and exceeds regulatory requirements. We've also made a commitment to ongoing third-party air monitoring that will allow you to track air quality in the area.

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About ROCKWOOL

Who is ROCKWOOL? What is stone wool insulation? Find out answers to these questions and more with information about our organization, its history and values, and an overview of the materials we use in manufacturing.

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Making a positive impact in the community

See for yourself what residents, business owners and community stakeholders of our other factories in North America have said about being neighbors with ROCKWOOL.

 
Byhalia community photo
Very happy that ROCKWOOL is in our community. They’ve been a great corporate citizen.

Justin Hall

Executive Director, Marshall County Industrial Development Authority

Our commitment

For ROCKWOOL, building a factory is anything but a short-term investment.

Following a thorough and rigorous vetting process of potential locations, after a site is chosen, the company focuses on making a significant, positive and enduring economic impact in that community.

Documents and resources

 

 

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ROCKWOOL Byhalia Silo Construction Correspondence 10.13.16
ROCKWOOL Byhalia Silo Construction Correspondence 10.13.16
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ROCKWOOL WV DEP Notice Regarding Permit WVR108876
ROCKWOOL WV DEP Notice Regarding Permit WVR108876
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ROCKWOOL Passive House Solutions Guide
ROCKWOOL Passive House Solutions Guide
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ROCKWOOL LEED v4 Solutions Guide
ROCKWOOL LEED v4 Solutions Guide
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ROCKWOOL Group Code of Conduct for Suppliers
ROCKWOOL Group Code of Conduct for Suppliers
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ROCKWOOL Product Transparency Inventory - Technical Bulletin
ROCKWOOL Product Transparency Inventory - Technical Bulletin
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USGBC Building and Climate Change Report
USGBC Building and Climate Change Report
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9/18/2018 WVDEP - ROCKWOOL Air Permit Statement
9/18/2018 WVDEP - ROCKWOOL Air Permit Statement
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Water Usage and Recycling: Open House Materials
Water Usage and Recycling: Open House Materials
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Air Quality: Open House Materials
Air Quality: Open House Materials
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About ROCKWOOL: Open House Materials
About ROCKWOOL: Open House Materials
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Construction and Permitting: Open House Materials
Construction and Permitting: Open House Materials
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Community and Economic Impact: Open House Materials
Community and Economic Impact: Open House Materials
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ROCKWOOL Ranson (Jefferson County) Outreach Communications
ROCKWOOL Ranson (Jefferson County) Outreach Communications
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ROCKWOOL Ranson Timeline
ROCKWOOL Ranson Timeline
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ROCKWOOL Ranson Project Fact Sheet
ROCKWOOL Ranson Project Fact Sheet
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ROCKWOOL Ranson Permitting Fact Sheet
ROCKWOOL Ranson Permitting Fact Sheet
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ROCKWOOL Ranson FAQs
ROCKWOOL Ranson FAQs
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WVDEP Construction Stormwater Permit-ROCKWOOL Inspection-Oct 11, 2018
WVDEP Construction Stormwater Permit-ROCKWOOL Inspection-Oct 11, 2018
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WVDEP Construction Stormwater Permit-ROCKWOOL Inspection-Oct 2, 2018
WVDEP Construction Stormwater Permit-ROCKWOOL Inspection-Oct 2, 2018
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ROXUL Ranson PILOT Agreement (unsigned)
ROXUL Ranson PILOT Agreement (unsigned)
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ROXUL Ranson PILOT Agreement (signed)
ROXUL Ranson PILOT Agreement (signed)
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WVDEP Construction Stormwater Permit-Issue Referral Letter-Oct 2, 2018
WVDEP Construction Stormwater Permit-Issue Referral Letter-Oct 2, 2018
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Environmental Resources Management Response to NOV #W18-19-047
Environmental Resources Management Response to NOV #W18-19-047
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Safety Data Sheet: Ammonium Sulfate
Safety Data Sheet: Ammonium Sulfate
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Safety Data Sheet: Aqua Ammonia
Safety Data Sheet: Aqua Ammonia
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Safety Data Sheet: Bituminous Coal
Safety Data Sheet: Bituminous Coal
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Safety Data Sheet: Coupling Agent
Safety Data Sheet: Coupling Agent
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Safety Data Sheet: De-Dusting Oil
Safety Data Sheet: De-Dusting Oil
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Safety Data Sheet: Liquid Phenol Formaldehyde Resin Solution i78
Safety Data Sheet: Liquid Phenol Formaldehyde Resin Solution i78
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Safety Data Sheet: Oxygen
Safety Data Sheet: Oxygen
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Safety Data Sheet: Resin
Safety Data Sheet: Resin
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Safety Data Sheet: Waterproofing Agent
Safety Data Sheet: Waterproofing Agent
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JCC backs delay of ROCKWOOL water bond vote (republished courtesy of the Spirit of Jefferson)
JCC backs delay of ROCKWOOL water bond vote (republished courtesy of the Spirit of Jefferson)
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JCC backs delay of ROCKWOOL water bond vote part 2 (republished courtesy of the Spirit of Jefferson)
JCC backs delay of ROCKWOOL water bond vote part 2 (republished courtesy of the Spirit of Jefferson)
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ROCKWOOL seeks to be a good neighbor in our communities (republished courtesy of the Spirit of Jefferson)
ROCKWOOL seeks to be a good neighbor in our communities (republished courtesy of the Spirit of Jefferson)
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ROCKWOOL opponents get bad news (Caperton) (republished courtesy of the Spirit of Jefferson)
ROCKWOOL opponents get bad news (Caperton) (republished courtesy of the Spirit of Jefferson)
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‘Tales of destruction’ aren’t the ROCKWOOL truth (republished courtesy of the Spirit of Jefferson)
‘Tales of destruction’ aren’t the ROCKWOOL truth (republished courtesy of the Spirit of Jefferson)
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Is ROCKWOOL really what’s damaging our community? (republished courtesy of the Spirit of Jefferson)
Is ROCKWOOL really what’s damaging our community? (republished courtesy of the Spirit of Jefferson)