CertainTeed Company History Timeline

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1904

The company was established in 1904 as the General Roofing Manufacturing Company by George M. Brown in St Louis, Missouri with $25,000 in start up capital.

1904 – Method perfected to embed colored granules in asphalt coating

1912

1912 - General Roofing publishes its first annual report.

1913

1913 - General Roofing began manufacturing individual asphalt shingles.

1917

In 1917, the company restructured, incorporated, and changed its name to the Certain-teed Products Corporation.

1921

1921 – Based on the success of its roofing line, Standard Paint changes its name to the Ruberoid Company

1923

1923 - CertainTeed enters gypsum plaster business and begins manufacturing gypsum wallboard.

1923 - Company headquarters relocates from St Louis to New York, NY.

1938

1938 - Celotex Corporation takes control of CertainTeed acquiring a majority of the common stock.

1, 1938, Owens-Corning Fiberglas® Corporation was announced.

1942

1942 - Company headquarters relocates from New York to Chicago, Illinois.

1944

1944 - Rawson G. Lizars wins proxy battle and takes control of CertainTeed from Celotex.

1948

1948 - Company headquarters relocates from Chicago to Ardmore, PA.

1951

1951 - CertainTeed introduces “Fire-Stop” gypsum wallboard.

1952

1952 - CertainTeed opens its first R&D facility in Paoli, PA.

Owens Corning became publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange in 1952.

1954

1954 CertainTeed acquired Wm.

1959

1959 - CertainTeed develops the industry’s first fully automatic shingle packaging machine.

1964

1964 CertainTeed acquired the fiber glass manufacturing facilities of the Pall Corporation.

1966

1966 Gustin-Bacon Manufacturing, a manufacturer of specialty fiber glass products, merges with CertainTeed.

1967

1967 – Ruberoid merges with GAF and adopts the GAF name

1968

1968 CertainTeed acquires controlling interest in Modular Sciences Inc.

1969

1969 - CertainTeed begins producing solid vinyl siding.

1969 CertainTeed acquires Bowles & Eden Co and the Rohan Company, pipe distribution businesses.

1970

1970 - Company headquarters relocates from Ardmore to Valley Forge, PA.

1970 CertainTeed acquires Realtec Inc and establishes Builders Investment Group,

1976

1976 - Saint-Gobain becomes majority shareholder increasing its ownership to 52%.

1980

15, 1980, to promote the sales of PINK Fiberglas® insulation.

At the end of the 1980’s, Owens Corning reported sales of $3 billion, and employed more than 18,000 people around the world.

1983

1983 - Saint-Gobain increases its ownership position in CertainTeed to 57%.

1986

1986 CertainTeed acquires AirVent, Inc, a manufacturer of attic and ridge vents.

1987

1987 CertainTeed acquires Bay Mills, Ltd.

1988

1988 CertainTeed was acquired by Compagnie de Saint-Gobain SA (March 25, 1988).

1988 CertainTeed acquires Wolverine Technologies.

1989

1989 CertainTeed acquires Ludowici Roof Tile, Inc.

1990

CertainTeed phased out the use of asbestos in its products around 1990.

1996

1996 CertainTeed acquires Bufftech Vinyl Fencing.

1998

1998 - CertainTeed enters fiber cement siding business acquiring Roaring River, NC facility from ABT Building Products.

1998 CertainTeed acquires Bird Roofing.

2000

2000 CertainTeed acquires Celotex Roofing.

2001

8, 2001, GAF’s principal shareholder became the 27th company in the United States to file for protection under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code from liabilities relating to asbestos-related bodily injury claims.

2004

2004 – Introduced first pre-coated energy-efficient modified bitumen membranes

2005

2005 – Introduced first energy-efficient asphalt shingle available in rich colors

2006

Owens Corning received the most votes from architects in the Building Insulation category for the 2006 Architect’s Choice for Excellence (ACE) awards presented annually by Architect Magazine.

2007

2007 CertainTeed acquires Vytec Vinyl Siding.

2007 – GAF acquires ElkCorp

2009

GAF’s shareholder emerged from bankruptcy in 2009 having discharged its asbestos-related bodily injury claims.

2010

2010 - Introduced solar grade single-ply TPO membranes

2011

Owens Corning was been named to Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s 12th annual list of the “100 Best Corporate Citizens™.” The company’s ranking of 68th on the 2011 list.

2012

2012 – First company to offer lifetime limited warranty on entire roofing system

Founded
1904
Company Founded
Headquarters
Valley, PA
Company Headquarter
Founders
George Brown
Company Founders

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