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Owens Corning upgrades for higher North American capacity

Owens Corning announced 24 August 2004 that it will expand capacity for fiberglass light density and loose fill insulation by a further 20% at its Toronto, Canada, facility to meet increasing customer…

Owens Corning announced 24 August 2004 that it will expand capacity for fiberglass light density and loose fill insulation by a further 20% at its Toronto, Canada, facility to meet increasing customer demand in North America. The multimillion dollar expansion, which will be complete in early 2005, is the second in the plant in the past year. For the first time, the company will implement new furnace technology which will improve efficiency, reduce costs and limit disruption to the plant“s current production during construction and start-up. “As the leading supplier of fiberglass insulation in North America since introducing the product 65 years ago, we“ve remained steadfastly committed to meeting our customers“ needs and growing with them,” said George Kiemle, president, Owens Corning Insulating Systems Business. “We couldn“t be more excited about the expansion in Toronto, both for the continuing commitment it shows to our customers“ businesses, but also to our plant and our employees there, which month-over-month, continue to operate at some of the highest safety levels in our insulation business.” The Toronto expansion is the latest in a series of capacity announcements by Owens Corning to ensure low-cost, capital-efficient production and superior customer service for its North American customers. Those announcements include upgrades in Kansas City, Missouri; Fairburn, Georgia; Newark, Ohio; Salt Lake City, Utah; Santa Clara, California, and the first Toronto expansion. Owens Corning is a world leader in building materials systems and composites systems. Founded in 1938, the company had sales of USD 5 billion in 2003.

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