Ceramic Industry News

Owens Corning Invests In Low-Cost Capacity Expansion

January 8, 2004
/ Print / Reprints /
ShareMore
/ Text Size+
As part of Owens Corning's continual evaluation of its manufacturing platform to ensure the lowest-cost, capital efficient production and superior customer service, the company announced its latest strategic plans to increase capacity for its light density fiber glass and fiber glass loose fill insulation products to meet industry needs through 2005. "We are constantly evaluating our business to make certain we're adding capacity in advance of demand to serve our markets, meet our customers' needs and grow with them," said John Pagano, vice president and general manager, Residential Insulation, North America. In 2004, Owens Corning will upgrade and restart a mothballed production line at its centrally-located Kansas City facility. This upgrade, along with ongoing efforts to heighten efficiencies, improve quality and introduce new technology at other Owens Corning insulation facilities, will enable the company to realize a 15% increase in light density capacity by 2004. In addition, the company will increase the capacity of its Fairburn, Ga., plant by 20% in 2005 through the installation of its RHOAD(TM) technology, Owens Corning's highest performing manufacturing platform.

For additional information, visit http://www.owenscorning.com .

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Ceramic Industry Magazine.

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

April 2014 Issue Highlights

Our April 2014 issue is now available!

Podcasts

Sapphire: An Extreme Performer

Ian Doggett of Goodfellow and CI Editor Susan Sutton discuss the benefits and opportunities provided by industrial sapphire.

More Podcasts

Ceramic Industry Magazine

CI July 2014

2014 July

Our annual Data Book & Buyers' Guide is your best resource for suppliers of materials and equipment for the ceramic, glass, brick and related industries. Check it out!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

THE CERAMIC INDUSTRY STORE

M:\General Shared\__AEC Store Katie Z\AEC Store\Images\Ceramics Industry\handbook of advanced ceramics.gif
Handbook of Advanced Ceramics Machining

Ceramics, with their unique properties and diverse applications, hold the potential to revolutionize many industries, including automotive and semiconductors.

More Products

Clear Seas Research

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications,Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

Directories

CI Data Book July 2012

Ceramic Industry's Directories including Components, Equipment Digest, Services, Data Book & Buyers Guide, Materials Handbook and much more!

STAY CONNECTED

facebook_40px twitter_40px  youtube_40pxlinkedin_40google+ icon 40px