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CertainTeed PVC Pipe Plant Recognized for Safety and Health Achievement

(Valley Forge, Pa.) – CertainTeed’s polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipe plant in Lodi, Calif., was honored by the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (CA OSHA) through its Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP). With this acknowledgement, CertainTeed joins the ranks of a limited number of companies in the state that have achieved this status.

The plant manufactures pipe that is used in trenchless municipal utility installations, agriculture irrigation projects and water well applications. Specifically, the plant produces CertainTeed® Certa-Lok™ pipe, which has achieved industry recognition for its ability to increase efficiency, improve productivity, cut costs and reduce the environmental impact of projects.

The SHARP program recognizes companies with a proven commitment to establishing a series of protocols and practices that provide safe and healthy working conditions. CertainTeed was given this distinction after a thorough review of policies, procedures and employee interviews over the course of multiple site visits throughout 2010 by CA OSHA officials.

“Workplace safety is of critical importance to our team, and this award has extra meaning because it demonstrates how seriously we take safety,” said Dave Duggins, plant manager for the CertainTeed Lodi plant. “We are so proud of our employees and how hard they continually strive to ensure that everyone is working to be both productive and safe.”

The CertainTeed team in Lodi leads seven safety groups, conducts 72 safety training observation programs per month, offers safety suggestions, creates and completes safety work orders and participates in various safety assessment programs. CertainTeed is the 51st company in California to be given this award.

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