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CertainTeed Gypsum Named Commodities Vendor of the Year by Do it Best Corp.


(Tampa, Fla.) – CertainTeed Gypsum was recently named the 2013 Commodities Vendor of the Year by Do it Best Corp. at its annual Member and Vendor Excellence Awards in Indianapolis. Do it Best Corp., the U.S.’s second largest home improvement industry co-op, recognized the company’s gypsum product division for outstanding performance based on its product quality, service level, sales growth and sales/customer service.

“Because of its outstanding customer support team, breadth of quality products and dependable on-time delivery, CertainTeed Gypsum was chosen as Vendor of the Year in Commodities,” said Joe Corah, divisional manager of commodities at Do it Best Corp. “Throughout the organization, the CertainTeed team shows a high level of commitment to helping our members grow and expand their sales opportunities.”

Specifically, Corah elaborated on three main areas that made CertainTeed stand out — support personnel, services and product quality, and accurate and efficient invoicing.

“CertainTeed understands our business, supports our direction, and the inside sales staff is responsive, providing excellent service to our account executives,” Corah said. “Their field staff also calls on our members regularly, helping them grow their volumes of drywall and accessories and explore new business opportunities.”

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.

“This award is confirmation of our team’s commitment to our valued distribution partners,” said Dave Engelhardt, president of CertainTeed Gypsum. “Manufacturing innovative, quality products is only part of the equation – relationships are equally as important, and we are honored to have been chosen to receive this prestigious customer award.”

About Do it Best Corp.
Based in Fort Wayne, Ind., Do it Best Corp. is the only U.S.-based, member-owned comprehensive and fully integrated hardware, lumber and building materials buying cooperative in the home improvement industry. With annual sales of $2.8 billion, Do it Best Corp. is the second largest co-op in the industry, serving more than 3,800 member-owned locations in the United States and in 53 foreign countries.

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.