Owens Corning Dedicates Advanced Manufacturing Plant in Gastonia, N.C.
By Business Wire News
By Business Wire News
Owens Corning today dedicated a new advanced manufacturing facility in Gastonia, N.C. This major investment supports the company’s participation in the growth of the growing non-wovens glass fiber market, particularly the North American construction segment.
“Our investment in Gastonia encompasses the most advanced glass veil manufacturing technologies – with the ability to make a broad range of products for diverse customers – a sustainable footprint, and a highly trained workforce,” said Suman Raha, general manager of Non-Wovens – North America, Owens Corning. “We have a legacy of transforming markets by introducing glass fiber products. The Gastonia plant will continue that tradition with our glass veils for building materials.
“Formally introducing the Gastonia plant and business center shows our commitment to our customers’ growth and success. We thank our government and community partners again for their support over the last three years in creating a truly world-class operation.”
With advanced automation and networking technology, the Gastonia plant produces a thin sheet of glass-reinforced material – called veil – that is used in construction applications such as carpet and ceiling tiles, vinyl flooring, and gypsum wall board, as well as automotive applications. The Gastonia facility is capable of producing Sustaina® veil products with a formaldehyde-free binder that, in turn, addresses customers’ growing interest in bio-based products.
Owens Corning glass fiber materials are found in more than 40,000 end-use applications in the construction, wind energy, water infrastructure, industrial, transportation, consumer goods, and aerospace/defense sectors.
About Owens Corning
Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) develops, manufactures and markets insulation, roofing and fiberglass composites. Global in scope and human in scale, the company’s market-leading businesses use their deep expertise in materials, manufacturing and building science to develop products and systems that save energy and improve comfort in commercial and residential buildings. Through its glass reinforcements business, the company makes thousands of products lighter, stronger and more durable. Ultimately, Owens Corning people and products make the world a better place. Based in Toledo, Ohio, Owens Corning posted 2015 sales of $5.4 billion and employs about 16,000 people in 25 countries. It has been a Fortune 500® company for 62 consecutive years. For more information, please visit www.owenscorning.com.
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