Knauf Insulation North America has broken ground on a 56,000 m² glass mineral wool manufacturing facility in Texas, USA.

The new plant in the city of McGregor, is the company’s largest greenfield investment and will create more than 150 new jobs.

Work is scheduled to begin in the final quarter 2021 and is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2023.

Once fully operational, the plant will manufacture 46 million m2 of glass mineral wool every year – enough to insulate 125,000 homes.

In addition to the new jobs at the site, the economic benefits of the plant to Central Texas will exceed $2 billion in the first 10 years. The $20 million invested in infrastructure will also onset growth in the area, including the creation of more than 300 indirect jobs.

Matt Parrish, CEO of Knauf Insulation North America, said the new Texas plant was “a natural next step for the company’s growth and aspirations” filling a significant void in Knauf Insulation’s North American footprint.

“This is a huge step for our customers,” he said. “This is one of the regions in North America where demand has been very high for quite a while. This plant will help our company grow and support our customers’ future growth. It is a perfect match for us.”