Boral Composites breaks ground on North Carolina facility

The new plant in East Spencer, N.C., will manufacture a line of exterior building products made primarily of recycled and rapidly renewable materials.

Boral Composites Inc. (Roswell, Ga., USA), an independent, wholly-owned subsidiary of Boral USA, broke ground on Sept. 9 on a new manufacturing facility in East Spencer, N.C., USA The Rowan County facility is scheduled for completion in September 2011, and when fully built out will employ up to 25. In attendance at the ceremony were Keith Crisco, secretary of commerce for the state of North Carolina, Carl Ford, Rowan County commissioner, and John Cowan, mayor of East Spencer, N.C.

The new plant, which will manufacture a line of exterior building products made primarily of recycled and rapidly renewable materials, will be located on property adjacent to Boral USA' s current East Spencer site. It’s being built to the United States Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) standards, minimizing energy use and conserving other resources. The facility.

Boral USA currently operates a brick manufacturing facility in East Spencer and other facilities in Charlotte, N.C. and Lake Norman, N.C. "We look forward to furthering our business relationships with our valued partners, including the North Carolina Department of Commerce, North Carolina Community Colleges System, Rowan County, RowanWorks, town of East Spencer and Duke Energy," said Brian Below, general manager of Boral Composites Inc. "Based on our history, we have found North Carolina offers our company a desirable geographic location to efficiently service our customers, as well as access to a skilled and able workforce."