Johns Manville to increase glass microfiber capacity in Waterville, Ohio

Johns Manville (JM), a global materials manufacturer and Berkshire Hathaway company, announced on June 30, 2015 that it will increase its glass microfiber capacity by early 2016 at its plant in Waterville, Ohio.

“We have initiated several productivity projects and line modifications that will noticeably increase our microfiber capacity,” said Marketing & Portfolio Management Leader for JM Engineered Products, Martin Kleinebrecht. “We continue to experience a strong global demand for glass microfiber, and we fully expect this trend to continue over the next several years.”

Mr. Kleinebrecht added that JM is exploring a number of additional investments in its glass microfiber business. The company plans to announce more details in the near future.

JM has maintained a large presence in Waterville since 1958. In addition to glass microfiber, JM manufacturers a variety of premium-quality products at this location including wet and dry chop glass fibers, single-end rovings and nonwoven fiberglass mat. These materials are used in roofing, gypsum wallboard and specialty applications, as well as in plastic reinforcement and weaving.

As a leading manufacturer of glass microfiber, JM has a dedicated team in place to serve its customers worldwide. Glass microfiber products are widely used in filtration and advanced lead-acid battery applications.

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 $2.6 billion and holds leadership positions in many of the key markets that it serves. JM employs approximately 7,000 people and operates 44 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and China. Additional information can be found at