Tuesday, May 25, 2021
GO Lab relocates wood fiber insulation board plant from Germany to the United States East Coast. “Packed in more than 80 regular and oversized shipping containers, our plant arrived in Maine in late February,” said Dr. Joshua Henry, who founded GO Lab together with Matthew O’Malia in 2017. “This is a nationally and internationally notable event—the first wood fiber insulation manufacturing line in North America. The industry is looking at this hoping it’s going to be a model for the future,” Henry added.
“Our Madison facility is going to have three production lines. The DIEFFENBACHER line is the largest and most complex, beginning with the refining of the wood chips and continuing all the way to the production and packaging of the final product,” said Henry. “We’ve received great support from DIEFFENBACHER throughout the whole process—beginning with de-commissioning the facility in Germany, purchasing, financing and shipping the equipment and planning for the engineering required for the line’s revival in the U.S. If you are new to the market and planning a huge project like this, you need good engineering support. DIEFFENBACHER helped us really understand the equipment we were about to buy and the processes to get it up and running again.” “Moreover,” added O’Malia, “the financing was the most critical step. If DIEFFENBACHER had not stepped in, we wouldn’t have been able to ship the equipment and the whole project might have come to an early end.”
“The DIEFFENBACHER technology is great and is a sign of the company’s strength, but it’s their people that really impressed and inspired us,” Henry said. “Their engineering team showed a level of knowledge, dedication and thoroughness we haven’t seen from many other equipment manufacturers. DIEFFENBACHER has a lot of confidence in what they do. Their deep understanding of the equipment and the detailed support we’ve received was well worth the investment. Based on the last five years of dealing with many companies, I can honestly say that DIEFFENBACHER really stands out,” he noted.