Knauf Insulation Breaks Ground on Central Texas Production Facility in McGregor
Seventh Production Facility Will Soon Employ More than 150 Texans
MCGREGOR, Texas, May 18, 2022 -- The Knauf Group, a family-owned building materials company, celebrated the groundbreaking of its new 600,000 square feet state-of-the-art facility in the McGregor, Texas Industrial Park on Tuesday. Knauf Insulation is a leading global manufacturer of fiberglass insulation — delivering thermal and acoustical solutions for residential, commercial, industrial and OEM applications.
“Each time I visit the McGregor community I know we chose the right place for our next facility. This community embodies Knauf’s values and culture,” stated Alexander Knauf, General Partner of the Knauf Group. “As a family business, Knauf has built trust in the McGregor community and feels the trust you have put in us. Together, we will build a better tomorrow in the heart of Texas.”
"We are thrilled to break ground on Knauf’s new North American manufacturing operations in McGregor, Texas,” said Knauf Insulation North America CEO Matt Parrish. “We believe the timing is right for our growth, and McGregor is the right community for us to expand and partner with for the future." Knauf’s seventh manufacturing facility in the United States will produce 500 million square feet of insulation annually, enough to insulate 125,000 homes a year.
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 more than 150 Knauf Associates who will be hired mostly locally. Knauf has already started the hiring process for key roles. Construction of this facility will also create numerous jobs in the skilled trades as well as opportunities for local businesses and service providers.
"I am pleased to be here welcoming 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 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 seventh North American production facility," said Greater Waco Chamber SVP for Economic Development, Kris Collins. "Breaking ground at the McGregor Industrial Park will allow Knauf to manufacture and supply sustainable insulation products to the bustling construction industry in Texas and throughout this region of the country.”
The permitting process with the State of Texas and the City of McGregor is well underway. Knauf expects the facility to be fully operational in early 2024.