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download press release »11/16/2011

CertainTeed Launches New Online Resource to Showcase the Diverse Capabilities of its Machine Works Group

(Valley Forge, Pa.) – Residential and commercial insulation contractors can now access one place online for top-of-the-line insulation application equipment and aftermarket services. CertainTeed Machine Works, formerly known as Unisul®, has launched a new page on the CertainTeed website — www.CertainTeed.com/MachineWorks — which features a comprehensive online representation of the company’s offerings in an easier to navigate format. The name change reflects the growing variety of product options for contractors and the company’s association with CertainTeed Corporation.
 
“When contractors looked at the Unisul name, they thought of the best insulation blowing machines on the market; but, most of the time, that’s all they thought about,” says Blair Gaida, general manager of CertainTeed Machine Works. “Our new name and website emphasize our full line of products and services for the residential and commercial building industry and clearly show our connection with North America’s largest manufacturer of building products.”

Headquartered in Winter Haven, Fla., CertainTeed Machine Works was acquired by CertainTeed under the Unisul name in 1999.  The company specializes in blowing and fireproofing machines, spray foam equipment, vacuums, accessories, equipment installation and maintenance, as well as standard and custom designed truck, trailer and cart mounted spray foam systems. CertainTeed Machine Works will continue using Unisul as a brand name in a limited capacity, due to the strong reputation it has built in the industry for the past 75 years. For more information, go to www.certainteedmachineworks.com.

About CertainTeed Machine Works
Formerly known as Unisul®, CertainTeed Machine Works has been the leader in the technology, design and manufacture of machinery used to install insulation and fireproofing materials since 1936. As a specialist in this segment of the construction equipment industry, CertainTeed Machine Works has developed a variety of pneumatic application machines with unique features that complement the particular characteristics of different types of insulation materials. From the popular Volu-Matic® series of blowing machines to insulation removal vacuums and spray foam systems, CertainTeed Machine Works offers a complete range of products and services to meet the needs of insulation contractors. CertainTeed Machine Works is an authorized distributor of Graco spray equipment and Dynasolve cleaning products.

About CertainTeed

Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Valley Forge, Pa., has helped shape the building products industry for more than 100 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm's slogan "Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed," quickly inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed® is North America’s leading brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, foundations, pipe, insulation, gypsum, ceilings and access covers.

A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, the world’s largest building products company, CertainTeed and its affiliates have more than 6,000 employees and more than 65 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. Recognized as a 2009 and 2010 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, CertainTeed earned the 2011 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award, the highest level of recognition for outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through energy efficiency. The group had total sales of approximately $3 billion in 2010. www.certainteed.com

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