COBOURG, ON, Feb. 3, 2012 /CNW/ - More families across Canada will have
the opportunity to live in safe, energy efficient and affordable homes
thanks to ARXX Building Products and Habitat for Humanity Canada
(HFHC). Habitat for Humanity Canada has entered into a partnership with
ARXX to provide several elements that can contribute to the success of
HFHC builds including discount pricing, training and support and
national distribution of ARXX Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs) to all
of HFHC's affiliates. In addition to the energy efficiency provided by
the ARXX forms, Habitat for Humanity Canada homes built with ARXX ICF
walls and foundations will provide the owners with better indoor air
quality, elimination of the risk of water intrusion through the
foundation walls and resulting mold, mildew and rot, as well as
structural integrity second to none.
"ARXX has worked with HFHC affiliates for years and we're very pleased
and excited to formalize our relationship so that we can help Habitat
for Humanity Canada achieve their goals in communities across Canada.
The work that HFHC does is very important and our products go hand in
hand with their mission," said Gael Mourant, President and CEO of
ARXX. "Our training program and readily-available technical support
helps affiliates and volunteers self-perform foundation and building
work, and our discounted pricing plan and national distribution
platform provides Canadian Habitat affiliates access to our products
for their new home builds."
About Habitat for Humanity
Founded in 1985, Habitat for Humanity Canada (HFHC) is a national,
non-profit organization working towards a world where everyone has a
safe and decent place to live. With the help of over 50,000 volunteers
every year and 69 affiliate organizations from coast to coast, their
mission is to mobilize volunteers and community partners in building
affordable housing and promoting homeownership as a means to break the
cycle of poverty in Canada and around the world. HFHC is a member of
Habitat for Humanity International, which has built, rehabilitated,
repaired or improved more than 500,000 houses worldwide, providing
shelter for more than 2 million people. For more information on HFHC,
please visit www.habitat.ca.
ARXX is a leading supplier of Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs) for green, energy-efficient residential and commercial construction.
ARXX products have been used in more than 105,000 projects, representing 140 million square feet of walls and foundations
throughout the United States and Canada. ARXX ICF products enable
significant energy savings, greater comfort, security and quiet, and a
faster build than conventional construction. ARXX products have been
used in numerous LEED-certified projects and have received major
industry and sustainability awards. See www.arxx.com for more information.
SOURCE Arxx Building Products