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CertainTeed Gypsum Supports Two Local Habitat for Humanity Families

(Tampa, Fla.) – CertainTeed Gypsum teamed up with Habitat for Humanity of Belmont County to help two deserving families realize the dream of homeownership. Located in Bellaire, Ohio, the two homes feature CertainTeed® Regular and Moisture Resistant Gypsum Board that was donated by the company.

“Habitat for Humanity has a strong tradition of building quality homes for families and CertainTeed’s wallboard products are a perfect fit,” says Dennis Watson, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Belmont County. “On behalf of our Board of Directors, volunteers and partner families, we are thankful to CertainTeed for their support.”

The homes were completed and the Cummings and Stackhouse families moved in last fall.

“We are pleased to partner with Habitat for Humanity and commend their efforts to improve Belmont County,” said Amy Lee, marketing communications manager for CertainTeed Gypsum. “Our wallboard products will help contribute to a healthy, comfortable home for many years to come.”

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. CertainTeed wallboard is a durable, lightweight, cost-effective building material consisting of a premium quality gypsum core. CertainTeed’s Moisture Resistant Gypsum Board is designed to provide better moisture resistance, manufactured with a specially formulated moisture-resistant core. All of the face and back paper used in CertainTeed wallboard is made from 100 percent post-consumer recycled paper. 

Habitat for Humanity is an international organization dedicated to the cause of eliminating poverty housing. Since its founding in 1976, Habitat has built, rehabilitated, repaired or improved more than 350,000 houses worldwide, providing affordable shelter for more than 1.75 million people.

About CertainTeed
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® is North America’s leading brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, 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 2010. www.certainteed.com