CSR’s new $50m glasswool insulation factory at Brendale, in Brisbane’s north, is well on track with the official sod-turning ceremony recently carried out.
CSR’s MD Jerry Maycock said the new Bradford Insulation plant, expected to be complete by November, would be a world class manufacturing operation, using the latest state-of-the-art technology to minimise emissions, recycle water and reduce waste.
“On top of that, we estimate that the product supplied over the life of the plant will help save over 20 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions,” Maycock said.
Bradford Insulation has four factories in China and the new factory will increase its total glass wool production capacity in Australia by over 30%. Its Bradford Gold insulation is produced from up to 80% recycled glass.
Queensland’s industry minister Desley Boyle, who attended the ceremony, said the new factory is great news for the local area saying it will create more than 70 jobs.