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CertainTeed Corporation Supports Habitat for Humanity’s 2008 Home Builders Blitz

Valley Forge, Pennsylvania (June 5, 2008) -- CertainTeed Corporation joins building industry professionals across the United States in support of Habitat for Humanity’s second national Home Builders Blitz, May 31 – June 7. As a national partner for the project, CertainTeed is donating roofing, vinyl and fiber cement siding, insulation and gypsum wallboard products.

The Habitat for Humanity Home Builders Blitz engages professional builders to make affordable housing available in their communities by donating time, building materials and subcontractor services to build homes in just one week. During this year’s build, approximately 1,000 building industry professionals will donate homebuilding materials as well as kick start an accelerated build, constructing more than 250 homes in partnership with 110 Habitat affiliates throughout 34 states. The accelerated build will serve to house more than 1,000 people.

“We are thrilled to support this endeavor which helps individuals experience the pride of homeownership,” says Peter Dachowski, President and CEO of CertainTeed. “We have partnered with Habitat for Humanity for many years and we look forward to continuing our affiliation with this worthwhile organization.”

The concept behind Habitat’s Home Builders Blitz originated in 2002 with Tom Gipson, a professional home builder in Raleigh, N.C., who supported Habitat for Humanity’s efforts to eliminate poverty housing in his community. Gipson rallied other local builders for an accelerated build, which was so successful that Habitat for Humanity International decided to promote it as a nationwide event in 2006. Since the concept’s inception, the professional homebuilders industry has assisted Habitat’s mission by building in excess of 780 homes. For more information about Habitat’s Home Builders Blitz, please visit

About Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity International is an ecumenical Christian ministry that welcomes to its work all people dedicated to the cause of eliminating poverty housing. Since its founding in 1976, Habitat has built more than 250,000 houses worldwide, providing simple, decent and affordable shelter for more than 1 million people. For more information, visit

About CertainTeed

Through innovation and creative product design, CertainTeed has helped shape the building products industry for more than 100 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Company, the firm made its slogan "Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed," which quickly inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed 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.

Headquartered in Valley Forge, Pa., CertainTeed Corporation and its affiliates have more than 7,000 employees and more than 70 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. In 2007 the group had consolidated sales of more than $3 billion.

For more information contact:
Michael B. Loughery, CertainTeed
(610) 341-7328

Katie Burton

Miller Brooks, Inc.
11712 North Michigan Road
Zionsville IN 46077
317.873.8110 (fax)


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Michael B. Loughery
Communications Manager

(610) 341-7328