CertainTeed's "Be Certain" Brand Awareness Initiative Connects Canadian
Building Professionals with Sustainable, Innovative Products

VALLEY FORGE, PA, May 18 /CNW/ - CertainTeed Corporation, North America's leading brand of interior and exterior building products, is providing Canadian building professionals with an in-depth look at its products and manufacturing facilities through its cross-country "Be Certain" brand awareness initiative.

Now through September, CertainTeed is opening its doors to local building professionals in Montreal; Oakville, Ontario; Calgary, Alberta; Winnipeg, Manitoba; and Vancouver, British Columbia for a series of events to make customers more aware of the complete CertainTeed product offering in Canada. In addition to plant tours and access to product experts, Lucas Hamilton - a leading authority on building science and green building practices - will conduct a seminar on reducing the threat of mould and moisture damage in buildings.

"Building professionals can 'Be Certain' that our products offer industry-leading performance, style, energy efficiency and sustainability," says Eric Nilsson, vice president of corporate marketing for CertainTeed Corporation. "Through this initiative, we are bringing product and industry knowledge to local building professionals that will help them exceed the needs of their customers and drive future success."

The roster of CertainTeed products that will be showcased at Be Certain events include:

    
    -   Fibreglass insulation that offers exceptional thermal performance and
        a high recycled content

    -   Innovative solar reflective, slate composite and asphalt roofing
        shingles

    -   Long-lasting vinyl, polymer shake and fiber cement siding available
        in a wide array of colors, profiles, and authentic wood grain
        textures

    -   Mould, moisture, fire and impact resistant gypsum board products

    -   Ceiling panels and systems with exceptional acoustical properties,
        light reflectance and aesthetic appeal

    -   Durable exterior PVC trim that offers endless design possibilities

    -   Weather-resistant exterior sheathing with patented glass mat
        technology

    -   Coordinating deck, railing and fence products available in long-
        lasting, easy-care vinyl and composite materials

    -   Foundation products that protect against water intrusion and increase
        energy efficiency
    

CertainTeed has a well-established network of gypsum and finishing plants in Canada, newly acquired Canadian insulation facilities, and a number of Northern U.S. roofing, ceilings and fiber cement plants that are well positioned to service the Canadian market with consistent service and high quality products. For more information or to RSVP, call 800-233-8990 or email tradeshows@certainteed.com.

    
    About CertainTeed
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Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed 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(R) is North America's leading brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, windows, 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. In 2009 and 2010, CertainTeed, which is headquartered in Valley Forge, Pa., was named ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a national award that recognizes environmentally responsible corporations. The group had total sales of approximately $3 billion in 2009.

SOURCE CertainTeed Corporation

For further information: For further information: Michael B. Loughery, CertainTeed, (610) 341-7328, mike.b.loughery@saint-gobain.com, www.certainteed.com/pressroom

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