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download press release »05/10/2012

CertainTeed Metal Building Insulation Now Available Through Kansas City Manufacturing Facility

(Valley Forge, Pa.) – CertainTeed is expanding production of Metal Building Insulation to its Kansas City plant, enabling shorter lead times by reducing transport to customers in the central regions of the U.S. The company’s investment in new manufacturing equipment has enabled the plant to produce a high-quality product that is easier to store, transport and install.

“As part of the process, we recently invited customers to the Kansas City plant to introduce them to the product and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive. The CertainTeed Metal Building Insulation received rave reviews for its recovery, tensile strength, ease of handling and quality packaging,” said Ken Forsythe, senior product manager for CertainTeed Insulation. “The investment in the Kansas City plant ensures that high-quality product is available for faster distribution to a larger portion of the U.S.”

Metal Building Insulation is composed of inorganic glass fibers bonded with a thermoset resin to form a uniformly textured blanket insulation. The flexible blankets are furnished in rolls and intended to be laminated on one side with a vapor retarder. Metal Building Insulation is available in R-values ranging from R-10 to R-30 and is used as a thermal and acoustical insulation in the roofs and sidewalls of pre-engineered metal buildings and post frame construction.

A part of the community since 1951, the CertainTeed plant in Kansas City manufactures a broad array of insulation products, including fiberglass batts, rolls and premium loose-fill insulation that help make homes and buildings more sustainable and energy efficient. In 2008, the plant was inducted into the Millionaires Club — a top honor from parent company Saint-Gobain — for its exceptional safety record.  The plant is also an active participant in the Saint-Gobain International Environment, Health and Safety Day, an annual event dedicated to environmental awareness, emergency preparedness, healthy living and workplace safety.

CertainTeed offers a comprehensive line of insulation products and equipment, including time-tested and trusted fiberglass insulation batts and rolls, fiberglass blow-in insulation, polyurethane spray foam, innovative vapor retarder technology, HVAC products as well as insulation blowing and foam application equipment. All of CertainTeed’s insulation products can help building professionals qualify toward credits for both the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) through the U.S Green Building Council. For more information, visit www.certainteed.com.

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 and 2012 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. www.certainteed.com

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