NEx: An ACI Center of Excellence for Nonmetallic Building Materials, announced Owens Corning Infrastructure Solutions, LLC as a new Bronze Supporting Member. NEx is excited to welcome Owens Corning to its expanding list of partners, who are collaborating globally to drive the NEx mission of collaborating globally on the use of nonmetallic building materials, driving research, education and adoption.

“We are excited to partner with NEx in taking steps towards the future of concrete construction,” said Douglas Gremel, Engineering Director at Owens Corning. “Owens Corning is a leader in non-metallic reinforcing, and we share many objectives with NEx. We can’t wait to combine our expertise and push this transformation forward.”

Owens Corning is a global leader in building and construction materials. Their mission is building a sustainable future through material innovation and a wide array of products, including roofing, insulation, composite solutions, geosynthetics and more. Owens Corning was formed in 1938 through a partnership between glassworks companies Corning Glass Works and Owens-Illinois when the two groups wanted to share innovative knowledge in fiberglass development. The company is currently based in Toledo, Ohio, and has approximately 20,000 employees worldwide.

NEx looks to draw additional partners from leading government agencies, technical societies, standard bodies and manufacturers. To learn more about how NEx is advancing nonmetallics and to get involved, visit