WABASH, IN, June 10, 2009 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Thermafiber, Inc. is proud to announce that June 6th, 2009 is the company's 75th Anniversary. Founded as American Rock Wool in 1934, Thermafiber's main manufacturing plant in Wabash Indiana has served as the backbone for the company's success. In 1959, American Rock Wool was purchased by United States Gypsum (USG). In 1996, USG sold Thermafiber and since that time the company has been privately held and headquartered in Wabash.
Thermafiber manufactures mineral wool insulation products for buildings and industrial applications. Mineral wool is made from slag, a by-product of the steel industry, and other naturally occurring minerals. These raw materials give the finished products very high recycled content, excellent fire resistant properties, and energy saving thermal protection.
Since the 1970's Thermafiber has been a leader in developing life safety systems for high-rise buildings that protect building occupants and prevent the spread of fire. Thermafiber insulation products have been installed in 5 of the 7 tallest buildings in the world. Most recently, Thermafiber supplied the Burj Dubai Tower in Dubai, U.A.E., currently the tallest building in the world. Other notable buildings include the World Trade Center Building #7, Sears Tower, and Taipei 101 in Taiwan. Thermafiber will also be supplying material to One World Trade Center (formerly Freedom Tower) as it is constructed in New York City.
"Reaching this milestone in our company's history is a true testament to our employees. Over the years, hundreds of individuals have worked together to make this company what it is today. We are very proud of the achievements that have taken place over the last 75 years," says Steve Edris, President and CEO. "This is a neat opportunity for our current employees to pause and acknowledge the accomplishments of the past. More importantly it is a time to focus on continually improving our operations, our products and our services to ensure a long and bright future for Thermafiber. Throughout my career, I have truly appreciated the hard work and dedication of all our employees. Together, we are poised for growth and will continue to provide the building industry with innovative solutions, energy saving products, and the technical expertise that our customers have come to expect from us."
About Thermafiber, Inc.
Thermafiber, Inc. is the leading manufacturer of premium mineral wool insulation products. Their commercial insulation products are specified four-to-one over other brands of commercial mineral wool. For 75 years, Thermafiber has provided industry-leading commercial insulation solutions that conserve energy, control noise, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide lifesaving fire protection. Additional information is available at www.thermafiber.com