Shelbyville-based Knauf Insulation has completed the acquisition of a South Carolina company. Knauf says the deal for Guardian Insulation more than doubles its production capacity for glass mineral wool insulation.

August 11, 2014

News Release

Shelbyville, Ind. — Knauf Insulation has completed its acquisition of Guardian Insulation. The transaction includes Guardian Fiberglass, a leading supplier of insulation products for the construction market, and Guardian Laminated Building Products. Guardian Fiberglass will be integrated into Knauf Insulation and Guardian Laminated Building Products has become Silvercote, LLC.

“This is a landmark day for Knauf Insulation. This acquisition is an important step in our mission to become the global leader in energy efficient systems for buildings,” said Mark Andrews, CEO of Knauf Insulation in North America. “Combining the talent from two complementary organizations will help create an exceptional company with leadership in technology, innovation and sustainability. Knauf Insulation plans to bring its industry-leading technology to the existing Guardian Insulation facilities, this transformation will begin this year.

“Our customers are going to see clear benefits, not the least being greater flexibility that comes with an expanded manufacturing footprint. With more than double the production capacity of glass mineral wool at our disposal, this integration will certainly position Knauf Insulation as a leading manufacturer throughout North America that is more than capable of meeting the needs of a growing market.”

About Knauf Insulation

Knauf Insulation is a leading global manufacturer of thermal and acoustical glass mineral wool insulation for residential, commercial, industrial, OEM and metal building applications. Knauf Insulation’s number one priority is to provide products and services that conserve energy and preserve natural resources for a sustainable future. The company’s insulation products have an inherent impact on energy consumption; once in use, they save hundreds of times more energy than is required to make them. Knauf Insulation offers a wide range of products that have met the stringent chemical emissions standards to achieve the GREENGUARD Gold Certification and is verified to be formaldehyde-free.

For more information about Knauf Insulation sales and products, visit, write to Knauf Insulation, One Knauf Drive, Shelbyville, IN 46176 or call 800-825-8485.

Source: Knauf Insulation

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