Glavel, Inc.’s first foam glass gravel production facility in Essex, Vermont, will be operational in November 2021. With the opening of this facility, Glavel, Inc. will create 13 manufacturing jobs in Chittenden County, while serving the growing demand for foam glass products in North America.
Located in Saxon Hill, the 25,000-square-foot facility will produce low embodied carbon building materials made entirely of post-consumer recycled glass. On the company’s recent successes, CEO Rob Conboy said, “This facility is the culmination of our team’s years of hard work. We’re beyond thrilled to have our efforts come to fruition, and to do so in such an incredible community. The future of our climate depends on scaling low carbon solutions, which is why we are so proud to do our part by producing with renewable energy.”
Glavel’s foam glass gravel will be manufactured and tested to deliver controlled specifications for compressive strength, R-value and other key parameters. A third-party verified environmental product declaration will be undertaken to qualify the embodied carbon of Glavel once production begins.
“The Town of Essex is trilled to welcome Glavel to the community,” said Essex Selectboard Chair Andy Watts. “The company has an exciting future of producing environmentally-friendly construction materials from recycled glass and doing so with employees often underrepresented in the workforce. Essex is happy to partner with Glavel on a tax stabilization agreement that will support Glavel’s startup nature, and signal Essex’s appreciation for entrepreneurialism, environmentalism, and social equity. I’d like to thank Glavel, as well as the owner of Glavel’s facility, Allen Brook Development, for working with the Town of Essex to make this tax stabilization agreement beneficial to all parties.”
About Glavel, Inc.: A foam glass gravel manufacturer headquartered in Burlington, Vermont, Glavel produces low embodied carbon building materials from post-consumer recycled glass. These products are both loadbearing yet lightweight, water resistant and flame proof. Perfect for multiple verticals across the construction industry, foam glass can be employed as sub-slab insulation, fill, embankment stabilization material, or lightweight green roof fill among numerous other applications.
Visit Glavel.com for information about product specifications, our production launch, and preordering.