Frederick County insulation facility add-on to create 37 jobs
Kingspan Insulation LLC will invest $27M to expand
Atlanta-based Kingspan Insulation LLC will invest $27 million to expand its Frederick County operations, a project expected to create 37 jobs, Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced Wednesday.
Kingspan Insulation is a division of Kingspan Group that manufactures energy efficiency and moisture management products for residential and commercial construction. The company will add a 155,000-square-foot manufacturing facility at 200 Kingspan Way to create its OPTIM-R vacuum insulated panels.
“Kingspan Insulation has been a valued employer in Virginia for more than four decades, and we are proud to see the company reinvest in Frederick County,” Youngkin said in a statement. “This great project is a win-win, as Kingspan will increase production capacity to expand its East Coast presence while also creating 37 high-quality jobs, tapping into the region’s workforce.”
Kingspan Insulation manufacturers insulation, building wraps and pre-insulated HVAC ductwork suitable for new build and renovation in residential and commercial buildings.
“Our Winchester plant first opened its doors in 1980 and has grown to become a critical manufacturing facility for Kingspan,” said Doug Crawford, managing director for Kingspan Insulation North America, in a statement. “The Winchester plant’s consistent track record of strong performance coupled with the support of Frederick County and the commonwealth of Virginia has given us the confidence to continually invest in this operation. We are eager to start constructing a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant to produce OPTIM-R vacuum insulated panels.”
In keeping with its Planet Passionate initiative, the company will use methods to increase sustainability while building the facility, like replacing removed trees, using translucent wall panels to allow natural lighting, installing photovoltaic roofing (solar panels or cells) and recycling rainwater.
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with Frederick County and the Port of Virginia to secure the project for Virginia. The company received a $550,000 grant from the Virginia Investment Performance Grant, an incentive for existing companies to continue capital investment.