Johns Manville Furnace in Ohio Successfully Rebuilt to Support North American Composites Growth

Johns Manville (JM), a market-leading manufacturer of Continuous Filament Glass Fiber and a Berkshire Hathaway company, announced its operation in Waterville, Ohio, successfully re-started a furnace with increased capacity this summer.

 JM’s new furnace in Waterville produces a broad portfolio of engineered products, such as continuous glass fibers for composites, building materials and engineered thermoplastic market, and allows for production growth and flexibility within JM’s product families for polyamides, polyesters and polypropylenes. It also enables JM to continue to serve customers in the composites and engineered thermoplastic field and to support market growth in the U.S. 

 “We are confident this investment will continue to show JM’s commitment to this industry and to our customers,” said Brian Sapp, Global Fibers Business Director for JM Engineered Products.

 JM’s global fibers team will attend CAMX 2017 this week in Orlando, Fla., and will be available to talk about the products manufactured in Waterville. The JM booth is Hall B-L68.

About Johns Manville
Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway company (NYSE: BRK.A, BRK.B), is a leading manufacturer and marketer of premium-quality products for building insulation, mechanical insulation, commercial roofing, and roof insulation, as well as fibers and nonwovens for commercial, industrial and residential applications. JM serves markets that include aerospace, automotive and transportation, air handling, appliance, HVAC, pipe and equipment, filtration, waterproofing, building, flooring, interiors and wind energy. In business since 1858, the Denver-based company has annual sales of approximately $3 billion and holds leadership positions in all of the key markets that it serves. JM employs approximately 7,000 people and operates 43 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and China. Additional information can be found at


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