05 February 2018
Made in the U.S.A. added with pride to Rockfon stone wool products
Today, we are proud to say that Rockfon acoustic stone wool products are “Made in the U.S.A.”
Building owners, designers and contractors in North America who have relied on the beauty, functionality and sustainability of Rockfon® acoustic stone wool panels, now have another reason to choose our products.
Supporting American manufacturing
Building on 50 years as a trusted provider of stone wool ceiling panels around the world, Rockfon has operated in North America since 2013. Rockfon specialty metal ceiling and Chicago Metallic® suspension systems are manufactured in our Chicago and Baltimore facilities. Until now, our acoustic stone wool ceiling panels were imported from our factories in Europe.
With the opening of our first North American acoustic ceiling panel manufacturing facility in Marshall County, Mississippi, our complete ceiling systems are “Made in the U.S.A.”
“We were excited when Rockfon’s quality products became available in the U.S. several years ago,” says Thom Chuparkoff, architect and senior associate with Populous. “We’re even more pleased now that they’re made in our own backyard.”
“When specifying building materials, we strive to support American manufacturing whenever possible,” explains Chuparkoff. “Having all the elements of Rockfon’s ceiling systems made here is a major plus, especially for projects that emphasize and promote the use of American-made products, such as some public/private construction projects.”
All of our products made here will meet the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act’s Buy American provisions. Furthermore, “American Made” can have a powerful marketing impact. “The fact that we can tell our clients that we used fully American-made products in our ceilings is a big plus in the communities that we provide services for,” notes Chuparkoff.
Kirby Barnes, owner of Valhalla Construction Products, adds, “We take a lot of pride in how the ceiling systems have added to the comfort of the workers, employees and visitors in our building, while supporting American manufacturing.”
Making a statement
Our new 130,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility continues our commitment to growing our global network as an industry leader in North America. Along with adding Made in the U.S.A. to our stone wool products, we’re proud to have created more than 90 new jobs at our Mississippi facility that are helping sustain and support the local economy.
“Rockfon truly has changed the ceiling industry for the better, and continues to bring much-needed, innovation and leadership to the U.S. market,” says Barnes.
He continues, “It’s been wonderful to have their local customer and technical support in the past and now that we have access to its full range of U.S.-made ceiling products, we’re even happier. It’s no cliché; ’Made in the U.S.A.’ brings an even greater level of pride to our work together.”
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