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download press release »10/04/2012

CertainTeed Corporation Introduces its Lightest, Most Portable Volu-Matic® Insulation Blowing Machine

(Valley Forge, Pa.) – CertainTeed Corporation is expanding its top-of-the-line series of insulation application machines with the new Volu-Matic® MS insulation blowing machine, the company’s lightest and most portable blowing machine yet. The smaller size and weight of the Volu-Matic MS is designed to help contractors increase efficiencies in a wider variety of projects without sacrificing performance.

Volu-Matic MS is easily transported by truck, trailer or pick-up and is optimized for weatherization work and small- to medium-size jobs. It provides an economical option for smaller contractors, distributors and rental centers to achieve excellent blowing speeds and fiber conditioning, but at a lower investment. It can also help larger contractors add capacity without adding new trucks or replace a less reliable older machine. Volu-Matic MS features a 14-horsepower, gas-powered engine that eliminates the need for on-site electricity and power cords, making it a reliable option on a wider variety of job sites.

“Contractors have come to count on Volu-Matic application machines for industry-leading quality and performance,” said Blair Gaida, general manager of CertainTeed Machine Works. “With the Volu-Matic MS, contractors can realize that proven performance on smaller jobs, or simply increase their capacity. It’s a powerful, compact machine worthy of the Volu-Matic name.”

Compatible with fiberglass, rockwool and cellulose insulations, the Volu-Matic MS measures 68 inches high by 54 inches wide by 46.5 inches deep and weighs 850 pounds. It features a fully sealed blow-though air-lock feeder, which provides a consistent flow of insulation, and a blower air bleed system that allows the user to control air volume to aid in fine tuning air-to-material ratio. It also includes a material control slide that allows the operator to adjust material flow to the shredder. The Volu-Matic MS is available with optional wireless remote control. For more information, go to www.certainteed.com/machineworks.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 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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