CertainTeed Goes Green With Center Donation

Staff | September 28, 2010

CertainTeed Corporation is helping to make the world a little greener by donating its WeatherBoards™ fiber cement siding to the Edwin H. McGee Center in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, a facility designed to provide educational programs to the community about the proper utilization and preservation of renewable natural resources.

CertainTeed donated 5,568 square feet of WeatherBoards FiberCement Siding to the facility, which is named after North Carolina forester Edwin H. McGee. CertainTeed fiber cement siding, which helps divert waste from landfills by using more than 30-percent recycled fly ash in its product formulation, contributes to the green design of the building. Fly ash is a post-industrial waste that results from the burning of coal.

The 7,500-square-foot facility, situated on a 15-acre campus, will be available for use year round by agricultural and community service organizations, in addition to the conservation programs offered by the Wilkes Soil & Water Conservation District.