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Gypsum Wallboard from CertainTeed's Moundsville, W. Va., Plant and Roofing Shingles among Building Materials Donated to St. Jude Dream Home(R)

VALLEY FORGE, Pa., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The St. Jude Dream Home(R) in Hurricane, W. Va., is home to the first drywall ever manufactured at the new CertainTeed Gypsum Plant in nearby Moundsville, W. Va. To support the annual fundraiser for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, CertainTeed is donating gypsum wallboard and roofing shingles that will be used in the house.

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The 3,100 square foot St. Jude Dream Home, which will be auctioned as part of a fundraiser for the organization, will include 330 pieces of CertainTeed ProRoc(R) wallboard and feature approximately 60 squares of CertainTeed Landmark(TM) designer shingles. The donation is being made in conjunction with The Contractor Yard in Charleston, W. Va., who is assisting with the delivery of the materials.

"I cannot think of a better way to inaugurate the new Moundsville plant than through a contribution to this worthwhile, local project," says Peter Dachowski, President and CEO of CertainTeed Corporation. "We are thrilled to support the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway with our quality roofing and wallboard products."

CertainTeed continues to focus on environmentally friendly products to enhance building sustainability and contribute to LEED(R) credits in green building design projects. All of ProRoc's face and back paper contain both pre- and post-consumer waste, with a recycled content of nearly 100 percent. Many CertainTeed roofing products are manufactured with pre- and post-consumer recycled content.

CertainTeed Gypsum offers a broad range of gypsum and finishing products for interior and exterior needs. This, in combination with the full range of CertainTeed building products, provides architects, contractors, builders and dealers one partner to provide service and support for commercial and residential building projects. CertainTeed operates 13 gypsum board plants and 12 roofing plants throughout North America.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. The organization's fundraising efforts, such as the Dream Home Giveaway, help pay for children's medical care and treatment. For more information on the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway, visit

About CertainTeed

Through innovation and creative product design, CertainTeed has helped shape the building products industry for more than 100 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Company, the firm made its slogan "Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed," which quickly inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed is North America's leading brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, windows, fence, decking, railing, trim, foundations, pipe, insulation, gypsum, ceilings and access covers.

Headquartered in Valley Forge, Pa., CertainTeed and its affiliates have more than 7,000 employees and more than 70 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. In 2007 the group had consolidated sales of more than $3 billion.

For more information contact:

Michael B. Loughery, CertainTeed

(610) 341-7328

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