Boral Innovation Factory Opens, Commits to Innovation

by Kacey Larsen

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — The Boral Innovation Factory was unveiled at a ribbon-cutting ceremony among stakeholders and other invited guests. The opening of the new 27,000-sq.ft., state-of-the-art facility supports the company’s commitment to disruptive innovation around durable, man-made light building products.

Created in 2012 as an extension of the company’s Research and Development (R&D) division, the Boral Innovation Factory analyzes market trends and future building requirements, then identifies emerging technologies and develops solutions that fill service gaps. The Boral Innovation Factory incorporates office space and analytical areas to incubate projects designed to enhance Boral’s growing businesses and long-term results, and delivery innovative solutions. Material science, polymer chemistry, composite products, durability testing and process development are the primary areas of focus in the U.S. The Innovation Factory’s active research and development center in Sydney, Australia, focuses on cementitious materials and concrete technology.

“The evolution of the Boral Innovation Factory is closely aligned with Boral’s growth strategy as an industry leader,” says Russell Hill, vice president, global chief technology officer with Boral. “Through a socially responsible approach to all activities, our mission is to expand our capabilities and expertise, delivering a more sustainably built environment for the future.”

Learn more about Boral and its Innovation Factory here.

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