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download press release »05/20/2013

CertainTeed Gypsum Lauded for Product Innovation, Sustainability

(Tampa, Fla.) – CertainTeed has started off the year with a number of new industry honors that showcase achievements in gypsum product innovation, sustainability and environmental stewardship. Architectural Record, Walls & Ceilings and Green Builder magazines are among the highly regarded organizations bestowing the newest honors, which acknowledge leadership in cutting-edge building materials.

“It is an honor to receive accolades by industry peers for our leadership in product innovation and commitment to sustainable manufacturing practices,” says Dave Engelhardt, president of CertainTeed Gypsum. “This is a testament to our employees, who are constantly striving for excellence in building science, quality and communications.”

The key driver behind the wave of high profile recognition continues to be AirRenew® and its abuse-resistant product family that includes AirRenew Extreme Impact and AirRenew Extreme Abuse. The groundbreaking, industry-first gypsum boards actively remove volatile organic compounds (VOCs), specifically formaldehyde and other aldehydes, from air circulating indoors. AirRenew Extreme Impact and AirRenew Extreme Abuse handle the same as regular gypsum boards, do not require special tools to install or finish, and are cost-effective alternatives to concrete masonry units, often specified for high-traffic applications.

Honors and recognition include:

•  Architectural Products “Product Innovation Award”

•  CONTECH QUEBEC “Top 3 Product” Award

•  Drywall & Interior Systems Contractors Association of New Jersey (DISCA)
   “Most Innovative New Product” Award

•  Building Design & Construction “Marketing Leadership Gold Award”

•  Architectural Record “Advertising Excellence Award” (2012)

•  Green Builder “The Hot 50 Products”

•  Walls & Ceilings “AdScore Readership Study” Award

Offering a broad range of gypsum and finishing products for interior and exterior needs, CertainTeed Gypsum has served the North American building industry for more than 80 years and is a subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, the world’s leading producer of gypsum products. This, in combination with the full range of affiliated CertainTeed Corporation building products, provides architects, contractors, builders and dealers one partner to provide service and support for commercial and residential building projects.

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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, insulation, gypsum and ceilings.

A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, the world’s largest building products company, CertainTeed and its affiliates have more than 5,700 employees and more than 60 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. For five consecutive years, the company has received top honors from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its contributions in protecting the environment and was most recently the recipient of the 2013 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award. The group had total sales of approximately $3.3 billion in 2012.