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September 2, 2014

Valley Forge, Pennsylvania-based CertainTeed Corporation is sharpening its skills via the launch of its new Academy of Continuing Education.

The Academy, which was developed in conjunction with McGraw Hill Construction, will provide high-level training in building science expertise, taught by subject matter experts and via live events.

July 15, 2014

Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.-based CertainTeed Corporation has made a multi-year commitment to Homes for Our Troops, a national non-profit organization dedicated to building specially adapted homes for severely injured veterans across the nation.

The homes are provided mortgage-free to the veterans they serve. The company is contributing roofing, insulation and gypsum wallboard for 40 homes across the United States.

June 23, 2014

An ongoing partnership between Valley Forge, Pennsylvania-based CertainTeed Corporation and leading building products distributor ABC Supply Co. is helping prepare carpentry students at a Massachusetts technical high school for the workforce with important industry training. 

April 15, 2014

Saint-Gobain and CertainTeed are moving to a new headquarters in Pennsylvania.

Saint-Gobain, the world’s largest building materials company, signed a lease for 320,000 sq. ft. of space at 20 Moores Road in Malvern, Pa.

February 4, 2013

CertainTeed Corp. integrated its ceilings product line into ecoScorecard and SmartBIM online tools, a move the company says will streamline green building specification and documentation.

CertainTeed Corp. integrated its ceilings product line into ecoScorecard and SmartBIM online tools, a move the company says will streamline green building specification and documentation.

Both platforms help architects and building professionals leverage the benefits of CertainTeed’s high-performance ceilings products, while eliminating the time-intensive manual research and analysis of green building projects. 

December 17, 2012

Valley Forge, Pa.-based CertainTeed Corp. said it is the first building materials manufacturer to achieve the new GreenCircle Certified multi-attribute, third-party certification.

July 24, 2012

CertainTeed Corp. has announced a partnership with Custom Builders USA, a national industry buying consortium with more than 220 custom and independent builder members in 15 cities across the U.S.T he 12-month agreement provides CB/USA members with special programs and incentives for the entire line of CertainTeed WeatherBoards fiber cement siding products, including access to sales and business support.

March 8, 2012

Sales and marketing veteran Rick Brinton has been appointed as the general manager for the fence, rail and decking business at CertainTeed Corp. He will assume this leadership role in addition to his existing responsibility as the general manager for the company’s Restoration Millwork Exterior PVC Trim product line.

February 3, 2012

Valley Forge, Pa.-based CertainTeed Corp. is bringing a modern twist to traditional picket fence by integrating its exclusive texturing process to the Bufftech Danbury product line.

Replicating the look and feel of wood, Danbury with Select Cedar is now available in seven colors that complement the entire Bufftech product line.

October 6, 2011

Valley Forge, Pa.-based CertainTeed Corp. is introducing the Apollo Solar Roofing System, featuring highly integrated photovoltaic (PV) panels into the roofing system.

September 15, 2011

Valley Forge, Pa.-based CertainTeed Corp. introduced a new version of CertaSpec, designed to make proposal generation and spec writing easier for roofing contractors and specifiers.

The new web-based version of CertaSpec, its roofing spec writing software, includes updated LEED information as well as the ability to create customizable accounts, which provide more efficient project tracking and more readily accessible technical product information.

September 6, 2011

CertainTeed Corp. has appointed new presidents for both its roofing and siding product divisions, effective Sept. 1. 

Tom Smith will serve as president of the roofing group. Smith will be responsible for residential and commercial roofing, as well as CertainTeed’s solar business. Smith joined CertainTeed in 1999 as VP of CertainTeed commercial roofing. In 2005, he joined the siding products group as VP and general manager and was promoted to president in October 2005.

August 30, 2011

Saint-Gobain, the world’s largest building materials company, has announced the appointment of John Crowe as president and CEO of Saint-Gobain Corp. in North America and CertainTeed Corp.

According to Crowe, the move comes at a time when the company is investing in research and innovation across all its businesses to improve buildings, making them more efficient, durable, sustainable and healthy.  

July 12, 2011

Peter Dachowski, president and CEO of CertainTeed, has announced his retirement, effective Aug. 31, 2011.

He will be succeeded by John Crowe, who is currently the president of Saint-Gobain’s global abrasives business. Crowe has held numerous leadership positions within the Saint-Gobain group of companies over the past 30 years. As the president of Saint-Gobain Abrasives, he is responsible for 13,000 employees and approximately 75 manufacturing facilities in 24 countries.

February 28, 2011

Knauf Insulation, the Shelbyville, Ind.-based manufacturer, has filed a patent infringement action against CertainTeed Corp. in an Indiana federal court. According to the lawsuit, Knauf Insulation mineral wool is made with ECOSE technology, a sustainable binder technology based on rapidly renewable bio-based materials rather than petroleum-based chemicals commonly used in traditional fiberglass insulation products.  

February 16, 2011

Valley Forge, Pa.-based CertainTeed Corp. is expanding its Sustainable Insulation fiberglass insulation technology to new categories of product, including SoftTouch, Duct Wrap, Commercial Blanket Insulation and Metal Building Insulation.

December 2, 2010

CertainTeed Corporation is being honored with a 2010 Communitas Award for Excellence in Corporate Social...