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5/21/2014

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CertainTeed Ceilings Seismic and Fire-Rated Grid Systems Offer Single Source for Code-Compliant Ceilings



(Valley Forge, Pa.) – CertainTeed Ceilings strengthens its position as a single source for acoustical ceiling solutions with the introduction of two new code-compliant grid systems—SeismicSecure™ and FireSecure™.  CertainTeed Ceilings is now the only manufacturer with a 2-hour fire-rated roof ceiling assembly that does not include a layer of fire-rated gypsum boards, saving money and time respectively in materials and installation. The new SeismicSecure and FireSecure grid systems complement the company’s catalog of high-performance ceiling products by simplifying installation and ensuring compliance in various types of projects.

"The addition of these new grid products helps further CertainTeed Ceilings' commitment to Environmental Acoustics™ research and development, which centers around creating sustainable indoor environments for enhanced productivity, collaboration and learning," said Dawn Chittick, director of marketing for CertainTeed Ceilings. "SeismicSecure and FireSecure enable us to bring holistic solutions to market that balance code compliance and easy installation with sustainability, fine-tuned acoustics and remarkable design."

The FireSecure system, available in a 15/16-inch grid face, has undergone rigorous testing for fire rating under ASTEM E119 and is suited for both UL and ULC fire-rated designs.

The SeismicSecure suspension system has been recognized by ICC-ES as a code-compliant solution in areas where building codes mandate seismic compliance. Featuring the new CertainTeed Seismic Perimeter Clip, the system provides an evidence-supported alternative to International Building Code requirements, allowing two fixed walls instead of a typical floating ceiling. This speeds up installation and makes it easier to square the system.

As experts in the science of sound, CertainTeed Ceilings serves as a single source for high-quality ceilings that create acoustically friendly, aesthetically captivating environments. Encompassing the Performa®, Ecophon® and Gyptone® brands along with Decoustics® — a leader in high-precision, custom-engineered solutions — the company offers the perfect balance of innovation, budget and beauty with products that range from basic high-performance panels to premium, customizable systems. Through its Environmental Acoustics design and research, CertainTeed Ceilings provides solutions that promote healthier interiors while having a smaller impact on the environment. The company offers ceiling panels with one of the highest concentrations of recycled content in the industry as well as a recycling program for used ceiling panels. CertainTeed Ceilings is the first ceilings manufacturer to issue Environmental Product Declarations through UL Environment and The Green Standard. For more information, visit www.certainteed.com/ceilings

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, insulation, gypsum and ceilings.

A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, the world’s largest building products company, CertainTeed and its affiliates have more than 5,700 employees and more than 60 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. For five consecutive years, the company has received top honors from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its contributions in protecting the environment and was most recently the recipient of the 2013 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award. The group had total sales of approximately $3.3 billion in 2012. www.certainteed.com



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