Owens Corning to Restart Production at Eloy Manufacturing Facility
The facility will be operational in early 2022 and bring over 50 jobs
ELOY, AZ (September 8, 2021) — Owens Corning, a global building and industrial materials leader, has announced plans to restart production at its insulation manufacturing facility in Eloy, Arizona. The 42,500 square-foot facility at Eloy Industrial Park is expected to be fully operational in the first quarter of 2022 and will bring more than 50 jobs to the area in a wide range of categories.
Owens Corning manufactures insulation, roofing and fiberglass composite materials. The company provides innovative products and sustainable solutions that address energy efficiency, product safety, renewable energy, durable infrastructure, and labor productivity. The Eloy facility will produce fiberglass insulation for building applications.
“I’m thrilled by this announcement, which will provide great jobs for our residents just as the City of Eloy and Pinal County are experiencing a significant increase in new home starts and an influx of new investment,” said Eloy Mayor Micah Powell. “Owens Corning has been a part of the Eloy industrial landscape for many years and this announcement comes at a time when our economic development efforts are starting to yield results.”
News of the Owens Corning reopening adds to the significant momentum in Pinal County, especially in the manufacturing sector. In 2019, Lucid broke ground on its Advanced Manufacturing Plant (AMP-1) in Casa Grande, which was completed in December 2020. Nikola broke ground in July 2020 on its production facility in Coolidge. In addition, Drive48, a state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing training center in Coolidge, opened in March 2021.
“This project is an excellent rural economic development win for the City of Eloy and Arizona,” said Sandra Watson, President and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority. “We are grateful to Owens Corning for choosing to reopen the Eloy site for their advanced manufacturing, which will provide quality jobs for local residents, and we look forward to supporting Owens Corning in their future success in the state.”
The City of Eloy worked closely with the Arizona Commerce Authority and Pinal County throughout the site evaluation process. Harvey Krauss, Eloy City Manager said, “the coordination and cooperation between these three entities was critical to this project.”
The facility in Eloy expands Owens Corning’s capacity to service the West Coast.
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About Owens Corning
Owens Corning is a global building and industrial materials leader. The company’s three integrated businesses are dedicated to the manufacture and advancement of a broad range of insulation, roofing and fiberglass composite materials. Leveraging the talents of 19,000 employees in 33 countries, Owens Corning provides innovative products and sustainable solutions that address energy efficiency, product safety, renewable energy, durable infrastructure, and labor productivity. These solutions provide a material difference to the company’s customers and make the world a better place. Based in Toledo, Ohio, USA, the company posted 2020 sales of $7.1 billion. Founded in 1938, it has been a Fortune 500® company for 67 consecutive years. For more information, please visit www.owenscorning.com.
About the Arizona Commerce Authority
The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) is the state's leading economic development organization with a streamlined mission to grow and strengthen Arizona's economy. The ACA uses a three-pronged approach to advance the overall economy: attract, expand, create - attract out-of-state companies to establish operations in Arizona; work with existing companies to expand their business in Arizona and beyond; and help entrepreneurs create new Arizona businesses in targeted industries. For more information, please visit azcommerce.com and follow the ACA on Twitter @azcommerce.