Lowe’s Companies, Inc. has entered into an agreement with CertainTeed Corporation, a leading North American manufacturer of building materials. The agreement will supply CertainTeed branded building materials to various regions of the United States starting in the third quarter of fiscal year 2010.
On Oct.1, Lowe’s will launch selected CertainTeed branded interior building products in limited Midwest and Western United States stores. Expanding in January 2011, Lowe’s expects to offer various colors of CertainTeed’s highly popular Landmark, XT 25 and CT 20 asphalt roofing shingles, as well as complementary accessories in select Lowe’s stores throughout Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.
With fiscal year 2009 sales of $47.2 billion, Lowe’s Companies, Inc. is a Fortune 50 company that serves approximately 15 million customers a week at more than 1,700 home improvement stores in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe’s is the second-largest home improvement retailer in the world.
CertainTeed, headquartered in Valley Forge, Pa., is North America’s leading brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, windows, fence, decking, railing, trim, foundations, pipe, insulation, gypsum, ceilings and access covers. A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, the world’s largest building products company, CertainTeed and its affiliates have more than 6,000 employees and more than 65 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. The group had total sales of approximately $3 billion in 2009.