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Form-A-Drain: A Century of Innovations

Through innovation and creative product design, CertainTeed Corporation has helped shape the building products industry for more than 100 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Company, its slogan “Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed” quickly inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed is a leading North American manufacturer of vinyl and fiber cement siding; vinyl and composite decking, railing, and fencing; vinyl windows; residential, commercial and mechanical insulation; residential and commercial roofing; pipe and foundation systems.

Headquartered in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, CertainTeed is a Saint-Gobain company with approximately 7,000 employees and 40 manufacturing facilities throughout the U.S. The company had sales of approximately $2.3 billion in 2003. www.certainteed.com.

CERTAINTEED AND THE CFA

Certainteed is a world-class building materials supplier, and a strong believer in the importance and value of professional organizations such as CFA. As the manufacturer of the innovative FORM-A-DRAIN foundation forming/drainage system, which also provides for radon reduction, we are committed to bringing products to CFA members that make them more efficient and profitable. With Form-a-Drain, builders and contractors now have a revolutionary way to design a superior foundation system into their homes.

CertainTeed’s pioneering efforts have helped to establish Form-a-Drain as a nationally accepted foundation forming system, and a clear alternative to conventional techniques. Our entire organization, including Engineering, Research and Development, Manufacturing, Customer Service, and your local, knowledgeable Territory Manager, act as a team to service CFA member needs, with the focused goal of providing the best foundation forming systems available today.

CertainTeed recognizes CFA as the voice of the poured concrete wall industry in North America, and is proud of our association with this organization and of the commitment and vision of its members. We are a dedicated supporter of CFA professional development activities that help contractor members succeed and prosper. We’ve supported CFA through participation at the summer and winter meetings, as well as by working closely with many CFA members on various initiatives, including having Form-a-Drainspecs programmed into the Autocrete program. We are currently supporting a CFA new member prospecting initiative at the World of Concrete.

CertainTeed takes great pride in our contributions to the concrete foundations industry, and in our support of CFA. We consider our accomplishments of the past, including development of the innovative Form-a-Drain system, as a prelude to bold achievements in the future. At CertainTeed, we pledge to always stand by our slogan – Quality Made Certain – Satisfaction Guaranteed, as we continue to design and manufacture the most advanced, high-performance foundation forming systems available.

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