The Knauf Group celebrated the first of many massive concrete panels rising into place at its new 600,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility in the McGregor, Texas Industrial Park on March 20, 2023. Construction continues on pace to have the facility open and fully functional in early 2024. This site, Knauf’s seventh manufacturing facility in the United States, will produce 500 million square feet of insulation annually, enough to insulate 125,000 homes a year.
“We have watched and waited with great anticipation as site work prepared for this day, and I cannot fully express the excitement throughout our company as these panels rise above Central Texas,” said Kevin McHugh, Knauf Insulation North America senior vice president. “This construction site is being watched by Knauf team members around the world, and we believe when its doors open next year, it will be one of the finest and most productive facilities of its kind, globally."
Since the inception of this project, Knauf officials have worked to partner with the City of McGregor, McGregor Economic Development Corporation, Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce, McGregor Independent School District as well as partners and community members across McLennan County. Knauf has already hired key management positions to oversee the initial activity and will soon announce the hiring process for the remaining nearly 150 positions to be hired locally. The construction project has also created numerous jobs for skilled trades as well as opportunities for local businesses and service providers.
“The raising of these panels not only opens the eyes of Central Texas to the vast impact this facility will have on the Central Texas landscape, but it symbolizes jobs for Central Texas families and incredible positive financial impact on our region,” said Andrew Smith, executive director MEDC. “The Knauf family has worked tirelessly to integrate into the McGregor and McLennan County communities, and we are thrilled for them on this exciting day in their Texas story.”
For more information on this project or career opportunities, visit knaufnorthamerica.com/mcgregor.