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CertainTeed Supports Street Teens With Donation to New Las Vegas Facility

(Tampa, Fla.) – Demonstrating their commitment to supporting the local community, CertainTeed and the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 15 in Las Vegas recently donated gypsum finishing products and sweat equity to renovate the headquarters for a local non-profit organization, Street Teens. The 3,700 square-foot building will serve as home to the organization, which provides disadvantaged youth with counseling and assistance in a safe environment.

“Street Teens is an organization that impacts and changes lives of youth through its work in the community,” said Amy Lee, marketing communications manager for CertainTeed Gypsum. “We are pleased to support the organization’s cause with the donation of our products to their new home.”

Through the local Union of Painters and Allied Trades, more than 50 drywall finisher apprentices donated their time to help remodel the building with finishing products donated from the local CertainTeed plant.

“With help from CertainTeed and the local Union of Painters and Allied Trades, we were able to move into our new building on schedule,” said Lisa Preston, executive director of Street Teens. “The time and resources so generously provided by our partners in the community have made our new facility a reality.”

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.

For more information, visit certainteed.com/gypsum. To learn more about Street Teens, visit www.streetteens.org.

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, 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. Recognized as a 2009 and 2010 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, CertainTeed earned the 2011 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award, the highest level of recognition for outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through energy efficiency. The group had total sales of approximately $3 billion in 2010. www.certainteed.com

About Street Teens

Street Teens is a volunteer based, non-profit organization dedicated to assisting homeless, abandoned, and at risk youth, ages 12-21, in the Las Vegas Valley. The primary goal is to meet the survival needs of local youth by providing basic necessities in a safe, compassionate environment. First opened in October of 2001, Street Teens provides homeless youth access to educational, health care, and employment resource services through their drop-in center and by actively collaborating with community partners.