WINCHESTER,Va.— Kingspan Insulation is investing $27 million to expand its operation at 200 Kingspan Way in Frederick County. Kingspan manufactures energy efficiency and moisture management products for the residential and commercial construction industries. The company is expanding its Virginia operations with a new manufacturing facility to create its high-demand, ultra-high energy efficient OPTIM-R® vacuum insulated panels.
The expansion, which is being constructed by Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc. of Winchester, will incorporate a number of sustainability aspects, including energy efficient design; the use of PV Roofing for the maximum use of renewable energy toward the goal of net zero carbon emissions for all Winchester product facilities; and the use of recycled rainwater through a robust rainwater harvesting program.
“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, Kingspan Insulation North America. “We are eager to start constructing this state-of-the-art manufacturing plant to produce OPTIM-R® vacuum insulated panels; an ultra-high performance insulation solution that is revolutionizing how architects and engineers achieve stringent thermal requirements for the roofs of their construction projects.”
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Kingspan Insulation LLC is a leading manufacturer offering high-performance insulation, building wraps, and pre-insulated HVAC ductwork. Kingspan XPS insulation and housewrap products are standards in the industry, while newer product lines are among the most thermally efficient and technologically advanced insulation materials available. Kingspan Insulation products are suitable for both new build and renovation in a variety of applications within both residential and non-residential buildings.