Rockfon, part of ROCKWOOL Group, celebrates 10 years of providing the North American market with a complete portfolio of ceiling system solutions that includes acoustic stone wool and metal ceiling panels, ceiling suspension systems and accessories.
Since 1962, Rockfon has been a leading manufacturer of stone wool ceiling panels, with more than 60 years of success in Europe. Through the decades, it continued bringing its products to European and Asian markets. As part of its strategic expansion, Rockfon was introduced to North America in 2013. With the acquisition of the Chicago Metallic Company, founded in 1893, Rockfon further strengthened its position in North America.
Headquartered in Chicago, Rockfon’s associates are located strategically across the continent to provide localized support for commercial building projects’ ceiling needs. Many project success stories are featured on its expansive website, including:
- Morgan State University’s Thurgood Marshall Hall Dining Facility’s award-winning ceiling design in Baltimore.
- Komatsu Mining Corp.’s award-winning headquarters building in Milwaukee.
- Grundfos Global Water Utility Headquarters’ LEED Platinum offices in Brookshire, Texas.
- Houston’s historic Stephen F. Austin High School’s LEED Silver-certified renovation.
- Toronto Metropolitan University’s AIA COTE Top 10 Award winner, the Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex.
- Punahou School’s award-winning, net-zero energy facility, The Sidney and Minnie Kosasa Community for Grades 2-5 in Honolulu.
“We are very proud of our team’s success in bringing the stone wool ceiling products to the U.S. and Canada,” said Kirill Fedorovskiy, president of Rockfon North America. “We’ve come a long way from introducing stone wool to North America in 2013. Thousands of architects, designers and contractors have now experienced the beauty, exceptional acoustic performance, resilience and durability of our stone wool products backed with an industry-leading warranty. Our stone wool solutions fully complement our robust, creative capabilities with metal ceiling products.”
Responding to increased demand, Rockfon opened its U.S. manufacturing facility for stone wool acoustic ceiling products in 2017. “Producing locally makes it easier and faster to supply our customers and distributors with Rockfon’s high-quality products,” Fedorovskiy explained.
These innovative products have earned recognition and awards from numerous industry associations and publications. Most recently, Rockfon Color-all acoustic stone wool ceiling panels were honored as an Editor’s Pick for The Architect’s Newspaper Best of Products Awards and were recognized among Architectural Record’s Best Ceilings & Walls. Following years of success in Europe, Rockfon Mono Acoustic ceiling systems became available to select regions of North America in 2023. The stone wool monolithic ceiling solution creates a smooth, seamless, uninterrupted surface with best-level sound absorption and is supported with qualified, certified installers.
“Together with our great employees and partners, we continue to expand and improve our product offering and service, supporting customers throughout North America,” Fedorovskiy concluded.