The Knauf Group (Iphofen, Germany) a family-owned business, today announced the expansion of Knauf Insulation North America with a 600,000 square feet state-of-the-art facility to be constructed at the Industrial Park in McGregor, Texas. Knauf Insulation is a leading global manufacturer of fiberglass insulation — delivering thermal and acoustical solutions for residential, commercial, industrial and OEM applications.
“This is a great day for our employees, customers, vendors, shareholders, the citizens of McGregor, Texas, and the greater Waco area,” said Knauf Insulation North America CEO Matt Parrish. “At Knauf Insulation, we are excited to expand our North American manufacturing operations to McGregor, Texas. As part of a global, family-owned business, we believe the timing is right, and McGregor is exactly the type of community where we desire to expand and partner for the future.”
“I am personally thrilled to be on the ground in McGregor leading this project,” said Knauf SVP Strategic Projects, Kevin McHugh. “Watching this incredible facility rise from the Texas soil and become one of our industry’s leading production facilities worldwide will be an incomparable experience. Hiring, training, and empowering people from Central Texas to carry out Knauf’s vision and the mission of this facility will positively impact Central Texas for decades to come.”
In cooperation with the City of McGregor, McGregor Economic Development Corporation, Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce, McGregor Independent School District as well as partners and community members across McLennan County, this facility will directly employ 166 Knauf Associates who will be hired locally. Additionally, construction of this facility will create numerous jobs in the skilled trades as well as opportunities for local businesses and service providers.
“Our city is delighted to welcome Knauf Insulation to Central Texas,” said McGregor Mayor James S. Hering. “After searching the United States for the perfect community in which to build their production facility, I am proud that McGregor, Texas was identified as the best home for their project. Our community welcomes the Knauf family and looks forward to celebrating our new ties for years to come.”
“The Greater Waco Chamber had the privilege of working with the Knauf family as they sought to find a home for their new production facility,” said Greater Waco Chamber SVP for Economic Development Kris Collins. “Securing a location in the McGregor Industrial Park will allow them to manufacture products that will offer solutions to the bustling construction industry in Texas and throughout this region of the country. Their arrival will instantly impact the Greater Waco area, and we welcome them to Central Texas.”
While currently finalizing permits with the State of Texas and the City of McGregor, Knauf intends to break ground by the fourth quarter of 2021. For more information on Knauf Insulation and/or this project, visit www.knaufnorthamerica.com/mcgregor.