Owens Corning selects site for new fiberglass facility

Ending a multi-state search for the site of a new fiberglass insulation facility, Owens Corning has chosen a 60 hectare site in Cordele, Georgia, as the proposed location, the company said on 23 May 2…

Ending a multi-state search for the site of a new fiberglass insulation facility, Owens Corning has chosen a 60 hectare site in Cordele, Georgia, as the proposed location, the company said on 23 May 2005. Owens Corning previously announced in September 2004 that it was conducting a feasibility study on construction of the plant. The project depends on a number of factors, including final approval from the board of directors and approval of all required environmental and construction permits at local, state and federal level. The facility could begin production as early as the 3Q of 2006, if strong market demand continues. Owens Corning said the proposed plant would represent a significant investment for the company and bring over a hundred direct and indirect jobs to the community. “We“re excited to be partnering with the citizens of Cordele and southwest Georgia in developing this facility and adding to the economic strength of the county and the state, which is already the home of 15 Owens Corning facilities and more than 800 employees,” said George Kiemle, president, Owens Corning Insulating Systems Business. “As a global organization, Owens Corning takes an active role in the communities in which we have operations around the world, and we look forward to playing a role in Cordele.” “We“re pleased that Owens Corning has recognized Cordele“s assets as a prime site for its proposed facility,” said Chris Clark, deputy commissioner of the Global Commerce Division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development. The plant is designed primarily to produce Owens Corning“s PINK Flexible Duct Media (FDM) fiberglass building insulation but will also have the capability to make other light density insulation products.