CHARLESTON, WV – Gov. Jim Justice announced today that he is in full support of the Rockwool development project in Jefferson County and emphasized that the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has and will continue to perform its duties during all permit applications involved in the process. “Rockwool will provide West Virginia with another significant economic and jobs development project and I am in complete support of their efforts,” Gov. Justice said. “This is good news as we continue to bring viable businesses to our state and keep moving forward. We are excited that Rockwool has chosen us as the location for this plant site.” “Rockwool has followed all the required procedures during the permitting process and the WVDEP will continue to review and make certain that the law is followed and that the health of our citizens and the environment remain as the top priority,” Gov. Justice added. “Rockwool has demonstrated for many years at other facilities they operate in Mississippi and Canada that they are a green company and that they take the steps needed to ensure that their manufacturing operations don’t endanger the health and welfare of the public or the environment.” “Again, the WVDEP will remain diligent in making sure that all regulatory requirements are met,” Gov. Justice said. Rockwool’s facility in Jefferson County will manufacture stone wool insulation for fire-resiliency applications in commercial and residential buildings. Documentation for the Rockwool facility can be found here on the WVDEP website: https://dep.wv.gov/news/Pages/RockwoolInformation.aspx.