Janesville Acoustics — a Southfield, Mich.-based producer of acoustical and thermal fiber
insulation, decorative trim and molded fiber products for automotive applications — will invest
$1.5 million to expand its manufacturing facility in Old Fort, N.C., adding 40 jobs to its current
workforce of 111. The company plans to add 7,200 square feet of manufacturing space, and has
received a $120,000 grant from the One North Carolina Fund to help finance the expansion.
“With the new expansion and additional equipment we will be able to create greater
operational efficiencies and reduce our costs, enabling us to better serve our customers as we grow
our business and create new opportunity for employees,” said Roy Heeralall, plant manager,
The company recently expanded its manufacturing capabilities to include complete molded
carpet/floor and trunk systems. In addition to its U.S. operations — including manufacturing
facilities in Michigan, Ohio and Mississippi as well as the Old Fort facility — it has
office/manufacturing facilities in Mexico and Germany; and a sales office in Paris.
May 17, 2011