Founded as a family business more than 80 years ago, today ROCKWOOL is the world’s leading stone wool manufacturer producing products made from stone, one of the world’s most abundant natural resources to help address many of the challenges in modern society such as urbanization, fire safety and climate change.
In 1988 we opened our first factory in North America, located in Milton, Ontario, Canada, and since then have setup manufacturing operations in Grand Forks, British Columbia, Canada; Byhalia, Mississippi; and Ranson, West Virginia. We manufacturer and supply a full range of insulation products specifically designed for the applications they serve including exterior walls, below grade and under slab, firestopping, attics, flat roofing, floors and ceilings and interior partition walls.
Our business strategy is driven by a passion for converting sustainable development challenges into business opportunities, through innovative products, solutions and partnerships. As a global company our operations and products have a positive impact, or handprint, on many social, economic and environmental aspects of our world.
The roof assembly may be the most important component of a building’s enclosure—protecting its occupants and the structure itself from some of the most severe combustion, structural, and environmental loads.
ROCKWOOL’s newest interactive application guide has been developed to help you design and build high-performance roof assemblies with stone wool insulation roof boards for many building types, including commercial, institutional, and industrial manufacturing.
Topics and resources in the guide include:
A global company with local community values, ROCKWOOL takes pride in being a good neighbor and an integral part of every community in which we work. While we understand that doesn’t happen overnight, the below outline the three primary ways that we are delivering on our promise of helping the Jefferson County community thrive.Building and operating a production facility is a long-term investment and we focus on making a significant, positive and enduring impact in the communities in which we operate through active investment in infrastructure and programs that support the wellbeing and prosperity of people.
At ROCKWOOL, we transform volcanic rock into stone wool and our products contribute to address many of society’s biggest climate change challenges, creating new opportunities to enrich modern living and build safer, healthier, and more climate resilient communities. Indeed, stone wool is a versatile natural material with multiple benefits that makes it ideal for applications in buildings, industry, transportation, horticulture, and water management. See how we do it by touring our facility with Matt Risinger in this video.
In this RLW, we will learn about roof and wall acoustics and stone wool insulation. Antoine Habellion at ROCKWOOL will visit with Heidi J. Ellsworth in this informative Read Listen Watch (RLW) episode. ROCKWOOL is ready to empower contractors and their customers to rise to the ever-changing trials of modern living. By using stone, one of the world's most abundant natural resources, ROCKWOOL transforms volcanic rock into stone wool and their products create new opportunities to enrich modern living and build safer, healthier and more climate resilient communities.
From the roof to the facade and from interiors to specific areas, stone wool is the ideal insulating material. Our way of living has never been challenged as much as it is today, but ROCKWOOL is ready to weather any storm — and eager to build the world of tomorrow.
At ROCKWOOL, we’re dedicated to enriching modern living. We strive to increase our positive impact on people and society by maximising our positive product impact and minimising our operational footprint.
We recognise that operating with integrity and as a responsible business is equally important and underpins everything we do. We understand that manufacturing any product requires using resources, but we are focused on our processes leaving the smallest footprint possible.
That's why we continuously work to improve the sustainability of our operations through investments in the latest production and emissions-control technologies. Our success has always been built on a foundation of partnership with the communities in which we operate and our track record of making a positive and meaningful difference includes economic benefits and social responsibility that involves support for local programs and causes.
In its manufactured state, stone wool delivers unique benefits as an insulation solution. In part due to its non-directional fiber orientation, stone wool also exhibits unique benefits which have come to be known as the
7 strengths of stone:
By applying these 7 strengths to everything we do, we passionately believe that we can address some of the biggest challenges facing our world. We’re sure that there are even more strengths of stone to be discovered, and when we discover them, we’ll turn those strengths into new products that improve the quality of life of everyone who comes into contact with them. That’s why these 7 strengths lie at the heart of every ROCKWOOL product.
Renovation is hitting the headlines once again, with the countries, states and provinces promoting energy efficiency renovations for North America's building stock as one of the best ways to help our economies recover post COVID-19. The ambitious goal to achieve the greatest economic benefit and the greenest climate impact in the shortest possible timeframe. All while simultaneously improving our health and comfort – what’s not to like?
Our building science and technical support team are available to assist on your project.
With increasing energy efficiency targets in North American building codes and legislation calling for decreased CO2 emissions, architects are under increased pressure to
push the boundaries ofcreativity and innovation.
Our North American Building Science team is part of a larger global network,allowing us to utilize international best practice, innovation and system &
solution design. We combine
this knowledge with local expertise to offer high-quality
tools, training and tailored advisory services relevant to the North American market. The global Building Science team is supported by a panel of renowned international experts in energy efficiency from industry and education institutions.
As Dave Lawlor's term as president of the Roofing Alliance comes to a close, he reflects on his work with the foundation.
Dave Lawlor, national sales manager of ROCKWOOL International, Milton, Ontario, Canada, had a strong year as the president of the Roofing Alliance, the foundation of the National Roofing ...