Fall 2016The Rockwool project began in the fall of 2016 when the Jefferson County Development Authority responded to Deloitte Consulting who is a site selection consultant. Deloitte was working on behalf of a confidential client (at the time) that was seeking to identify a community and a site to support a new state-of-the-art heavy manufacturing facility for consumer and industrial projects. Deloitte’s client (Rockwool) was planning to locate an operation that will require up to 150 full time employees and a capital investment of over $140 million, with the potential for future expansion investments and additional labor needs.  The Jefferson County Development Authority responded to the proposal with a couple of sites – including the site in Ranson.

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