"Make It Right’s mission of building safe, sustainable homes and buildings for communities in need fits perfectly with our purpose: to make the world a better place through our people and our products"
TOLEDO, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Owens Corning has been named the official insulation partner for Make It
Right. In this capacity, Owens Corning contributes cash and
gifts-in-kind to the nonprofit organization whose purpose is building
sustainable, affordable homes for communities in need.
Earlier this year, the company contributed all the PINK®
FIBERGLAS™ insulation needed for new homes on the Fort Peck
Indian reservation in Montana. The Owens Corning Foundation also
contributed $40,000 in cash to Make It Right in 2015.
Owens Corning has committed to sponsor a home build in Kansas City, Mo.,
in 2016, as well as FIBERGLAS™ insulation for projects in Kansas City,
Fort Peck and New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward.
“Make It Right’s mission of building safe, sustainable homes and
buildings for communities in need fits perfectly with our purpose: to
make the world a better place through our people and our products,” said
Julian Francis, president of the Insulation business. “Just as important
to us is how Make It Right achieves its mission – via the highest
standards of green construction that produce LEED Platinum certified
homes and buildings. Owens Corning, likewise, is committed to leveraging
our building science expertise and insulation systems to help builders
create better, more sustainable, more comfortable homes.”
"We are honored to welcome them to the Make It Right family," said Tom
Darden, executive director, Make It Right. “Insulation provided by Owens
Corning and used in our homes will help families in need keep their
utility bills low and save money for education, healthy food and a
Green features in Make It Right’s LEED Platinum homes include: solar
panels, ENERGY STAR® appliances, no-VOC paints and flooring, pervious
concrete and high-velocity air conditioners.
“And we’re proud to support this great organization with our fiberglass
insulation, which saves 12 times the amount of energy in its first year
of use as required to manufacture it,” added Francis.
About Make It Right
Make It Right builds sustainable homes, buildings and communities for
people in need across the United States. For more information, please
About Owens Corning
Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) develops, manufactures and markets insulation,
roofing and fiberglass composites. Global in scope and human in scale,
the company’s market-leading businesses use their deep expertise in
materials, manufacturing and building science to develop products and
systems that save energy and improve comfort in commercial and
residential buildings. Through its glass reinforcements business, the
company makes thousands of products lighter, stronger and more durable.
Ultimately, Owens Corning people and products make the world a better
place. Based in Toledo, Ohio, Owens Corning posted 2014 sales of $5.3
billion and employs about 15,000 people in 26 countries. It has been a
Fortune 500® company for 61 consecutive years. For more information,
please visit www.owenscorning.com.
Media Inquiries: Owens Corning Chuck Hartlage, 419-248-5395 or Make It Right Taylor Royle firstname.lastname@example.org