Johns Manville Unveils Investment Plans for Slovakia Glass Fiber Production

Johns Manville,have announced plans to expand current fiber production capacities in its Trnava, Slovakia facility.

In 2004 Johns Manville invested in a European greenfield project to produce glass fibers and today the expansion plan announcement for its European production in Slovakia demonstrates clearly its commitment to the European composites business.

Enno Henze, vice president and general manager for Engineered Products Europe/Asia stated,

We feel confident that this major investment will continue to support our customers’ plans for growth and underscores JM’s commitment to growing the composites industry. Additionally, it highlights our drive to enhance customer relationships, product innovation and service excellence.

The expanded furnace, due to start up in the fourth quarter of 2012, will enable added production flexibility within JM’s product families and expand the production of selected products by as much as 40 percent.

With our commitment to innovative growth and the financial stability provided by being a part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of businesses, our Fibers business is set to make its mark while supporting the growth agenda of our customers.

said Henze.