ROCKFON (Jun 2017)

ROCKFON North America Facility Construction on Schedule to Begin Production in Mid-2017

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Chicago—Construction remains on schedule for the firstROCKFON North America manufacturing facility to begin producing stone wool acoustic ceiling products by midyear. A grand opening celebration will be planned once the new facility is operational.

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Located in Marshall County, Mississippi, the ROCKFON facility broke ground in March 2016. The completed building spans 130,000 square feet (12,000 square meters) with room for future expansion. Equipment installation and interior build-out are being finalized. Helping launch production this year, approximately 100 people will initially be employed at the facility.

The ROCKFON business is a subsidiary of Denmark-basedROCKWOOL International A/S. The new facility represents an investment of approximately $40 million US dollars by ROCKWOOL.

“We are excited that the first US-based, stone wool ceiling product manufacturing facility will help meet the growing demand for our products in North America, and extend our capacity across the globe,” said ROCKFON President—Americas John Medio. “The investment by ROCKWOOL and the guidance provided by our worldwide network of associates to our North American teams has helped us move forward exactly as planned to ensure the same high quality and performance products as offered by our other facilities.”

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When it opens, it will be the fifth ROCKFON manufacturing facility in the world. The ROCKFON business 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. Other ROCKFON stone wool manufacturing facilities are located in the Netherlands, Poland, France, and Russia.

About the ROCKFON Business

The ROCKFON business is a leading provider of acoustic stone wool and metallic ceiling solutions and suspension systems.

With the acquisition of Chicago Metallic Corporation Inc., the ROCKFON business provides customers a complete ceiling system offering combining stone wool and specialty metal ceiling panels with Chicago Metallic suspension systems.

ROCKFON complete ceiling systems are a fast and simple way to create beautiful, comfortable spaces. Easy to install and durable, they protect people from noise and the spread of fire, while making a constructive contribution toward a sustainable future.

The ROCKFON business is a subsidiary of Denmark-based ROCKWOOL International A/S, the world’s largest producer of stone wool products. ROCKWOOL International A/S is listed on the NasdaqCopenhagen stock exchange. More than 10,000 people in 37 countries are employed within the ROCKWOOL Group.

In North America, the ROCKWOOL Group operates under the name ROXUL Inc, ROCKWOOL®, ROXUL® and ROCKFON® are all registered trademarks of ROCKWOOL International A/S.

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New Rockfon Integrity Double Reveal Ceiling System

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Chicago—Available in one complete ceiling system,Rockfon® Chicago Metallic™ Integrity™ 4200 double reveal ceiling system offers a high-end look with the smooth, white surface of Rockfon acoustic stone wool panels. The new suspension system is ideal for museums, art galleries, hotels, event spaces, hospital lounges, office lobbies, retail centers, airports, and other high-profile interiors.

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“The double reveal is perfect for highly visible areas where appearances matter. Architects and designers can create the premium look they want, with the performance they need, to enrich modern living with our complete ceiling system,” says Mark Taylor, Rockfon manager—product management.

Taylor continues, “Our new Integrity system provides the recognized reliability of our other Chicago Metallic grids with enhanced flexibility and easier installation. The system delivers both functional durability and inspiring beauty when combined with our Rockfon stone wool tiles.”

Rockfon acoustic stone wool ceiling panels with a square tegular narrow (SLN) edge are mounted in thenew Integrity 4200 Series 9/16-inch exposed suspension system. The SLN panels rest flush with the center bar of the grid profile to produce the double reveal.

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The suspension system’s stab-end cross-tees save labor and time during installation. The staked-on ends provide secure connections and meet the requirements of Seismic Design Categories D, E and F. Coupled with Rockfon stone ceiling panels’ key performance features, the complete ceiling system provides superior fire safety and humidity resistance, optimum light reflection, and acoustic control.

To learn more about Rockfon stone wool ceiling panels, metal ceiling panels, and suspension systems, please For additional support, please call 800-323-7164 or

About Rockfon

Rockfon is part of the ROCKWOOL Group and is offering advanced acoustic ceilings to create beautiful, comfortable spaces.

At the ROCKWOOL Group, we are committed to enriching the lives of everyone who comes into contact with our solutions. Our expertise is perfectly suited to tackle many of today’s biggest sustainability and development challenges, from energy consumption and noise pollution to fire resilience, water scarcity and flooding. Our range of products reflects the diversity of the world’s needs, supporting our stakeholders in reducing their own carbon footprint along the way.

Stone wool is a versatile material and forms the basis of all our businesses. With approximately 10,500 passionate colleagues in more than 35 countries, we are the world leader in stone wool solutions, from building insulation to acoustic ceilings, external cladding systems to horticultural solutions, engineered fibers for industrial use to insulation for the process industry and marine and offshore.

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