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CertainTeed’s New Easi-Lite™ Lightweight Gypsum Board Makes Installation and Handling Easier

(Tampa, Fla.) – CertainTeed is introducing a new drywall solution, Easi-Lite gypsum board. Up to 30 percent lighter than standard gypsum boards, Easi-Lite can be used for both interior ceilings and walls in residential and commercial applications. The lightweight design makes the wallboard easier to transport, stock on the jobsite and install, reducing muscle strain and fatigue. In addition, Easi-Lite gypsum board is easy to score and snap for improved installation. Designed with sag resistance, it is ideal for 1⁄2-inch ceiling applications, allowing for one board type to be used on the interior walls and ceilings.

Easi-Lite features a uniform high-strength, sag-resistant gypsum core with a 100 percent recycled face and back paper and enables building professionals to achieve the same high performance standards of a traditional gypsum board. It is GREENGUARD(R) Children and Schools(SM) certified and designated as a low volatile organic compound (VOC) emitting product.

“Building professionals are constantly looking for innovative ways to streamline their processes to maximize profitability without sacrificing quality,” said John Donaldson, president of CertainTeed Gypsum. “The introduction of Easi-Lite complements CertainTeed’s comprehensive product line and strengthens our position as a single source for products that meet a wide range of performance attributes and specifications.”

Easi-Lite gypsum board is now starting to ship on a regional basis, and availability will soon be expanded across North America.

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.

Visit www.CertainTeed.com/Easi-Lite for more information.

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