State-of-the-art exhibit showcases new moisture- and mold-resistant materials
ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 7 / -- For the 2007 International Builders' Show (IBS), Georgia-Pacific Building Products LLC (booth W-3159) is unveiling new product innovations and builder rebates that confirm the company's commitment to manufacturing durable materials for builders, contractors, building owners and consumers. Additionally, leading products from Georgia-Pacific will be featured in HomeAid's New Orleans sustainable Mission Family Center and at projects showcasing ground-breaking building techniques, including the Partnership for Advancing Housing Technology (PATH) Concept Home and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Renewed American Home®.
"The innovative products we're highlighting at the show underscore our leadership in providing materials that are weather resistant, energy efficient and mold resistant," said Leo Bissonnette, general manager, Georgia-Pacific Gypsum. "We're setting a new industry standard for quality building materials for single family residential and multi-family applications."
DryPly(TM) Plywood: DryPly vs. Mother Nature
Plytanium® DryPly(TM) plywood will be showcased in a mock boxing ring where DryPly(TM) takes on Mother Nature. DryPly(TM) plywood is a new solution for residential builders interested in protecting sub-floors before the roof and exterior walls go up during construction. Because it is a Plytanium® plywood product, homeowners will also benefit as it can help create stiffer, quieter, firmer feeling floors. Additional key product benefits include:
o A water-repellent coating that helps protect against rain and moisture-
related problems during the normal construction cycle(1)
o A 100 percent Builder Satisfaction Guarantee(2) against delamination,
edge swell and joint sanding
o All the benefits of plywood, including stiffer, quieter floors,
durability, versatility, and a lifetime limited warranty.(3)
Just for IBS, builders attending the show can download a fight "ticket" and present it at the Georgia-Pacific booth to find out how they can earn a rebate for using DryPly(TM) plywood. For more information and to download the ticket, visit www.dryply.com.
NAHB: Breaking New Ground in Home Renovation
New for IBS 2007, NAHB will unveil its first-ever renovated home, The Renewed American Home®, featuring a real-world laboratory demonstrating concepts, materials, designs and construction techniques that can be replicated in any type of housing and at any price range. Georgia-Pacific has provided engineered wood trim and siding for the home.
Visitors can tour the home located in the Lake Eola historic district in Orlando Feb. 7 through Feb. 10. For more information, please visit www.nahb.org.
PATH Concept Home: Innovative Building Techniques
As part of the company's ongoing commitment to building innovation, Georgia-Pacific is providing its moisture- and mold-resistant DensArmor Plus® paperless interior drywall, SuperWood® hardboard and DensShield® tile backer to the first-ever Department of Housing and Urban Development / PATH Concept Home in Omaha, Nebraska. The Concept Home is a look at the vision for the future of housing, emphasizing the flexibility of systems to meet the changing needs of the homeowner. The home will feature innovative products and systems with traditional design elements to create a comfortable and affordable home. To learn more about PATH, visit www.pathnet.org.
HomeAid: Rebuilding the Gulf Coast
Georgia-Pacific has donated its moisture- and mold-resistant DensArmor Plus® paperless interior drywall to HomeAid's New Orleans Mission Family Center, which provides housing for single mothers and their children who are still homeless after Hurricane Katrina. DensArmor Plus® paperless interior drywall is ideal for coastal regions as it features an innovative moisture- resistant core and a paperless design that can reduce the potential for mold growth.
Please visit Georgia-Pacific at booth W-3159. For additional Georgia- Pacific product information, visit www.gp.com/build.
Headquartered at Atlanta, Georgia-Pacific is one of the world's leading manufacturers and marketers of building products, tissue, packaging, paper, cellulose, and related chemicals. The company employs approximately 50,000 people at more than 300 locations in North America, South America and Europe. Georgia-Pacific has long been among the nation's leading manufacturers and suppliers of building products to lumber and building materials dealers and large do-it-yourself warehouse retailers, with brands such as Plytanium®, Ply-Bead® and Wood I Beam(TM) offered by Georgia-Pacific Wood Products LLC and DensArmor Plus®, DensGlass Gold® and ToughRock® offered by Georgia- Pacific Gypsum LLC. The familiar consumer tissue brands of Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP include Quilted Northern®, Angel Soft®, Brawny®, Sparkle®, Soft 'n Gentle®, Mardi Gras®, So-Dri® and Vanity Fair®. Dixie Consumer Products LLC, a Georgia-Pacific company, manufactures the Dixie® brand of disposable cups, plates and cutlery. For more information, visit www.gp.com/build or call 800-BUILD GP.
(1) Approximately four (4) weeks of normal exposed construction cycle
(2) See actual Builder Satisfaction Guarantee for details
(3) See actual warranty for details
Source: Georgia-Pacific Building Products LLC
CONTACT: Nicole Lipson, Senior Marketing Manager of Georgia-Pacific,
+1-404-652-2119, or Cell, +1-678-358-4316, or firstname.lastname@example.org; or
McNeal of Ketchum Public Relations, +1-404-879-9125, or email@example.com
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