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Photo by: Knauf Insulation re-opened its Lanett facility with an event in Chambers County on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014.
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Knauf Insulation re-opens Alabama plant, citing relationships, support

LANETT, Alabama – At a ceremony today to mark the re-opening of Knauf Insulation’s mothballed Chambers County plant, CEO Mark Andrews said relationships played a major role in the company’s decision to restart operations in Alabama rather than seek a new location.

“At every single stage of this, we really felt we were wanted in Alabama,” Andrews said. “We felt we were welcome, which was very important to our decision-making process.”

Andrews joined Alabama Governor Robert Bentley, Secretary of Commerce Greg Canfield and Chambers County leaders in Lanett at an event today to mark the re-opening of the 800,000-square-foot plant, which employs 120 people.

DCOM-Ag-SnipeAndrews said the Indiana-based company evaluated other possible locations for the operation. Before making its decision, Andrews said Knauf Insulation considered factors ranging from the availability of worker training programs to whether state and local officials were supportive of the project. The quality of the workforce in Chambers County was also key.

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