Rockfon celebrates 10 years in North America
Posted on October 18th, 2023 by Heather West
Chicago (Oct. 2023) – 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, Wisconsin
• 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 Ten 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,” explained Fedorovskiy.
These innovative products have earned recognition and awards from numerous industry associations and publications. Most recently, Rockfon® Color-all™ acoustic stone wool ceiling panels have been 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. This stone wool monolithic ceiling solution creates a smooth, seamless, uninterrupted surface with best-level sound-absorption and are 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,” concluded Fedorovskiy.
Rockfon is part of ROCKWOOL Group and is offering advanced acoustic ceilings and wall solutions to create beautiful, comfortable spaces.
At ROCKWOOL Group, we are committed to enriching the lives of everyone who experiences our product solutions. Our expertise is perfectly suited to tackle many of today’s biggest sustainability and development challenges, from energy consumption and noise pollution to fire resilience, water scarcity and flooding. Our range of products reflects the diversity of the world’s needs, while supporting our stakeholders in reducing their own carbon footprint.
Stone wool is a versatile material and forms the basis of all our businesses. With approximately 12,000 passionate colleagues in 40 countries, we are one of the world leaders in stone wool solutions, from building insulation to acoustic ceilings, external cladding systems to horticultural solutions, engineered fibers for industrial use to insulation for the process industry, and marine and offshore.
For more information, please visit https://www.rockfon.com.