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download press release »03/12/2012

CertainTeed Launches New Certa-Lok Restrained-Joint Pipe “Learning Center” Microsite

(Valley Forge, Pa.) – Contractors, drillers, owners, specifiers, consultants and engineers now have an easy-to-use, one-stop shop for gathering relevant product and technical information related to CertainTeed® Certa-Lok™ restrained-joint pipe solutions. The site,, provides valuable information and benefits of using products with Certa-Lok technology in a wide array of applications, including potable and reclaimed water, gravity and force main sewer, electrical and communication conduit, agricultural irrigation, mining/fluid transfer and residential/commercial water wells.

Developed through “voice of customer” input, the site is designed to make it easier for customers to quickly find valuable information concerning the use of Certa-Lok™ pipe products. For each type of product application, the site offers useful information and content in the form of digital product brochures, engineering specification sheets, instructional videos, case studies and published articles pertaining to projects accomplished using CertainTeed pipe products.

“ is about the delivery of relevant and timely information to our customers spanning multiple job functions, industries and application categories who share similar goals of time, cost and resource minimization.  With Certa-Lok™ technology deployed across several product lines we understood the need to customize it to the environment of the particular application,” said John Coogan, marketing and business development manager for CertainTeed’s Pipe and Foundations Products Group. “We’ve dedicated this microsite to providing fast and easy access to key product information with the additional bonus of industry-specific content including trade show event calendars, interactive tools and calculators.  We hope that our customers visit the site often to discover new information as well as to further validate that their on-going decision to select CertainTeed pipe products is the right one for their application.”

CertainTeed, a leader in the PVC pipe industry, engineered the first completely non-metallic, corrosion-resistant restrained-joint PVC piping system more than 40 years ago where it was used primarily within the mining industry.  Since then CertainTeed’s pipe product offerings have expanded into several other industries with a variety of application-proven Certa-Lok™ restrained joint pipe products, including C900/RJ & RJIB™, Yelomine, CertaFlo Greenline, CertaSet and Certa-Com, all utilizing Certa-Lok restrained-joint technology. For more information, contact CertainTeed at 866-CT4-PIPE, or go to

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 $3.2 billion in 2011.

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