South Korean company bringing new jobs to Denison

By: Allison Harris Email
By: Allison Harris Email

DENISON, TEXAS -- Visionary Industrial Insulation is a cutting-edge company that makes energy-efficient insulation.

They've been shipping their products to North America from South Korea, but they say it's time they get "made in the USA" stamped on their products. And for that, they're choosing Denison.

Visionary Industrial Insulation CEO Chang Jang was a chemical engineer in South Korea, where the product his company is built on, was created.

"South Korea is a country that doesn't have any natural resources and they need to be very efficient energy wise," Jang said.

Jang says South Korean oil rigs use this insulation for a more energy-efficient way to produce gas.

Jang and his colleagues now sell the insulation to North American refineries, which is why they want to set up shop in the US.

The factory is being built at 1415 West Johnson Road in Denison.

Jang says they'll start with just 30 employees, but the workforce should grow to 100 to 150 plus.

"We are planning to bring in all the machines and technologies in the middle of September," Jang said.

Their main reason for choosing Denison: it's much easier to transport products to North America when you're on the continent, instead of half a world away in South Korea.

"Transportation between countries. It doesn't make any sense," Jang said.

Jang says, not only will their factory grow here in Denison, he says they're going to start putting their insulation in homes and start selling the technology internationally.

"We are planning to sell our technology to South America," Jang said.

Jang's co-owner says they just landed one of their coolest customers yet.

"We just sent three containers of material to Newport News Shipyards in Virginia that's going on America's newest aircraft carrier, that's the USS Gerald Ford. My goal is to be there when they launch that ship," Visionary Industrial Insulation COO Ross Rolirad said.

Jang says their building in Denison will be 40,000 square feet, but they can expand to about 100,000 square feet.

Jang says he sees energy saving insulation as a way of the future for energy and natural resources and they're excited to bring that innovation to Denison.

In Denison, Allison Harris, First News.


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  • by Ross Location: Kapolei, HI on Jul 19, 2012 at 06:28 PM
    To Jeff, Linda, Texoma. Thank you for the kind and welcoming comments. Personally, I always enjoy a good debate and am prone to discuss politics myself --- not in this forum, however --- I prefer face-to-face. I was raised in Texas and am looking forward to coming back. My spouse and I love Lake Texoma and will probably be relocating to Denison. Looking forward to meeting folks like you. One clarification to the other comments: Visionary Industrial Insulation is not a Korean company and never has been. We are a US company. We started 4 years ago marketing the Korean product in North America. We recently acquired the technology rights that enabled us to build a US factory for that product.
  • by Linda Location: Denison on Jul 18, 2012 at 03:16 PM
    Congratulations! I hope this new company fares well in our area. Please don't be offended by the political remarks below, it's an election year and some can't help but put politics into every conversation. Welcome to Texomaland!
  • by Lenno on Jul 18, 2012 at 10:13 AM
    Where can I send a resume?
  • by x on Jul 17, 2012 at 04:48 PM
    to be hired one must speak korean
  • by Ross Location: Kapolei, HI on Jul 17, 2012 at 02:23 PM
    Actually, us bringing the factory to Denison has nothing to do with either Obama or Romney. It's a strategic business decision designed to eliminate long lead times (6 to 8 week deliveries), high shipping costs and to have much better control over our own destiny. Plus, better quality assurance for our finished products and the pride that comes with our new Made in USA label.
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      by Jeff on Jul 18, 2012 at 09:29 AM in reply to Ross
      Ross, Some people around here would rather argue about politics, religion and their self deemed right to drink beer while driving, texting and talking on their phones while driving badly. Personally, I hope your business becomes a global powerhouse based right here in Denison and grows to add a thousand new jobs to our area. Not like so many others that have came and went before you. Good luck....
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      by Linda on Jul 18, 2012 at 03:35 PM in reply to Ross
      Nice to see new business coming into Texomaland Ross. Don't pay attention to the election year comments, they'll settle down after November. GOOD LUCK!
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        by Jeff on Jul 18, 2012 at 04:13 PM in reply to Linda
        Uh...Linda are you serious about the political comments settling down after November? If the other guy wins, Joey will implode.
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          by Joey on Jul 19, 2012 at 09:31 PM in reply to Jeff
          Sounds like Jeff is in an anti-Joey tizzy. I assume the "other guy" to which he referred is the Repugnantcan nominee, Willard Romney. At least he didn't refer to him as whatshisname.
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        by Jeff on Jul 20, 2012 at 07:20 AM in reply to Linda
        Hey Joey, Not at all. I find your comments well versed, thought out and to the point. Personally, I don't care which candidate wins, as long as the outcome is favorable to the nation. Besides, how does the saying go...It doesn't matter who you vote for, because a politician always wins.
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      by Texoma on Jul 19, 2012 at 02:21 PM in reply to Ross
      Dispite what some of these morons say I think the majority of us Texomans welcome new industry and the jobs that come with them. We wish you success. Good luck.
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        by Mindy on Jul 19, 2012 at 06:36 PM in reply to Texoma
        I agree! Welcome and good luck! :)
  • by Anonymous on Jul 17, 2012 at 09:31 AM
    Yes, Obama is the reason why they moved to Texas, the state he has all but declared war on at every opportunity. Coincidentally (sure), TX is the most business friendly state in the Union. This company makes a product used by the oil industry, big it TX and surrounding states, the industry that Obama has all but declared war on. It makes a relatively bulky and inexpensive product using local resources making shipping a large factor in it's retail costs. So of course Obama should get all the credit! Let us worship at his feet!
  • by Lenno on Jul 17, 2012 at 07:14 AM
    How do we apply?
  • by Joey Location: Denison on Jul 16, 2012 at 08:54 PM
    And to think they are doing this with all that "uncertainty" that so many use as an excuse for American companies not expanding and hiring. Looks like S. Korea is losing some jobs to America. Of course, Romney can arrange for S. Korea to take some jobs from us. The question is, will he do it as President of the USA, or as the retroactively retired but perhaps to be unretired CEO of Bain. BTW, what does a retroactive retired CEO making a CEO salary in "excess of 100K" per year do to earn that money while he is retired and not connected to the company? Apparently, a CEO doesn't have to do anything to get a salary. Just be retroactively retired and unconnected.
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      by Jeff on Jul 17, 2012 at 07:21 AM in reply to Joey
      Come on man, you just had to put a political spin on a story about a handful of jobs coming to Denison. When you know the real reason this company came to Denison was because of the new High School and not because we are economically depressed and they know people will climb all over themselves for a few minimum wage jobs.
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      by Ralph on Jul 17, 2012 at 07:38 AM in reply to Joey
      Maybe the outsourcer-in-chief, Obama, will put some stimulus in this company since it is a foreign company. Joey, you only show your ignorance by knocking Romney on the business front. Obama has never even been an employee anywhere, let alone actually ran a business. It shows in every poor decision he has made and in his speech about government being responsible for the success of every small business and I'm sure you believe him with all of your heart. The guy is clueless! Romney will turn this economy around like he has done with almost every struggling company he has taken over. Obama's solution of just rasing taxes on Americans to pay for his foolish spending is clearly not working!
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        by Joey on Jul 17, 2012 at 07:20 PM in reply to Ralph
        Romney isn't running for CEO. He's running for President. As much as some folks would like to imagine that government must be run like a business, it is not a business. In fact, government does so many things that no business is expected to do or would ever attempt. National Security has no counterpart in the business sector. Additionally, the government must serve everyone, not just those who choose to purcahse a particular product or service. There is no business that has the responsibility for supporting and managing huge sectors of American life such as education and the environment. And what company manages and maintains such a vast and varied operation such as our National Parks System? Lump all of the stuff that government must do and be responsible for in these times, and you must admit there is no business person that you know who has ever attempted to manage any operation so complex, and so important to every citizen of this country, and the world as we know it. Of course, governments performance needs improvement. What operation of any kind doesn't? However, there is no reason to believe that someone who specialized in venture capitalism and who leads a political party bent on dismantling government rather than improving it, will make our government better. I personally know a number of successful business people. They KNOW their business. They don't know so much about other businesses, and they would be the first to tell you that they do not possess the skills, temperment, education, and understanding of what is involved in running a government.
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          by Kirk on Jul 18, 2012 at 07:28 AM in reply to Joey
          Ok Joey, Like Obama knows what's involved in running a government? PLEASE!! Take your sanity pills and get some rest. Maybe the problem is that a government should be run like a business, you know, a little accountability for poor and wreckless decisions (and not just blame the "former CEO" like your hero loves to do), a surplus budget, job creation, all of the things that Romney HAS done and Obama HAS NEVER done!
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          by Joey on Jul 22, 2012 at 04:17 PM in reply to Joey
          Dearest Kirk: The government must serve all. Businesses serve only those whom they choose. But if you really want the government to run like a business, imagine calling the police about a break in, only to be told there would be a $500 service charge payable upon their arrival at your home. If they do anything more than file a report, it will cost you an additional $150 per hour plus expenses, and that you can expect them to arrive at your home next Tuesady between the hours of 8am and 3pm. Or call 911 because your home is on fire, and you get transferred to three different foreigners, each giving you instructions on how to turn off your gas grill. Sound impossible? Well, then how about the business that builds showers that electrocute US soldiers, or those that poison our streams, or those that defraud folks out of their savings? Oh and BTW, the term you are looking for is "reckless", not "wreckless". This one is free, but any future corrections will cost you five bucks a pop. Afterall, I am running a business here.
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          by Fool on Jul 24, 2012 at 05:41 PM in reply to Joey
          Joey seems to have it all figured out.
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