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LANETT, Alabama – In commentary published on, Knauf Insulation CEO Mark Andrews outlined reasons the Indiana-based company recently decided to restart and upgrade operations at a mothballed Alabama factory.

On Jan. 24, Andrews was on hand at a ceremony to mark the re-opening of the state-of-the-art plant in the Chambers County city of Lanett, where Knauf Insulation now employs 120 people. Andrews was joined at the event by Alabama Governor Robert Bentley, Secretary of Commerce Greg Canfield and other state and local officials.

DCOM-Ag-SnipeAt the Lanett ceremony, Andrews told the crowd he was bullish on Alabama, which was selected over other locations across the nation for the project. In commentary published this week, he said he wanted to elaborate on the factors that led Knauf Insulation to “invest significant capital” in Alabama.

Andrews noted these reasons:

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