Owens Corning to Create 110 Jobs in Gaston County

Owens Corning to Create 110 Jobs in Gaston County

Composite materials manufacturer to establish new facility in Gastonia
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 3:30pm

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Governor Pat McCrory and North Carolina Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced today that Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) will establish a new advanced manufacturing operation in Gaston County.  The company plans to create 110 new jobs in North Carolina by the end of 2016 and invest more than $120 million in the NC Certified Gastonia Technology Park. 

This Gaston County facility will enable Owens Corning to expand its glass non-wovens business in North America.

“Owens Corning already has a presence at various facilities throughout the state, and we’re thrilled it chose to locate a new segment of its business with us,” said Governor McCrory. “Global industry leaders know that North Carolina offers them a strong business climate and skilled workforce, which is what companies like Owens Corning need to succeed.”
Owens Corning is a market-leading innovator of glass fiber technology and glass fiber materials used in composites. The company’s glass fiber materials can be found in more than 40,000 end-use composites applications spanning the global transportation, industrial and construction industries. 

“Companies with a presence in North Carolina are extremely important to us and we want to do everything we can to grow their footprint here, whether it’s through expansion or creation of new business entities, like Owens Corning,” said Secretary Decker. “We’re elated that Owens Corning will be setting down roots in Gaston County and becoming an active corporate member of Gastonia’s community.”

The new facility is expected to be completed by mid-to-late 2015. It will encompass a state-of-the-art manufacturing line, coating capability, and research and development resources with potential for future expansion.

Click here to read about how Owen Corning is creating 110 jobs in Gaston County on the State of North Carolina's website

*This article appeared in the State of North Carolina's Newroom


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