October 01, 2010 12:00 AM
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GAF Materials Corporation Wins Five “American Graphic Design” Awards From Graphic Design USA Magazine

GAF Materials Corporation, North America’s largest roofing and ventilation manufacturer, was recently awarded five American Graphic Design Awards by Graphic Design USA magazine. The competition, now in its fourth decade, is open to advertising agencies (both internal and external) nationwide and honors outstanding new work in 23 categories.

Out of more than 8,000 entries, GAF secured wins in the categories of Brochures and Collateral; Sales Promotion; Packaging; and Logos, Trademarks, and Symbols. The winning entries included promotional materials for both the roofing and decking product lines.

“I am extremely proud of our Marketing Services team, which is acts as an internal advertising agency for GAF” stated Ted Marcopolus, Vice President of Marketing Services at GAF. “They are tremendously talented and have consistently demonstrated that they can compete with internal and external ad agencies nationwide. While it’s nice to win awards, it’s more important that we produce innovative, cutting-edge marketing materials that help our customers every day to be more successful in their selling efforts.”

About GAF Materials Corporation

GAF Materials Corporation is the largest roofing and ventilation manufacturer in North America, with sales of nearly $3 billion annually. The company's products include a comprehensive portfolio of steep-slope roofing systems (marketed under the GAF-Elk brand) and low-slope roofing systems (marketed under the GAF brand), which are supported by an extensive national network of factory-certified contractors. Its success is driven by a commitment to provide property owners and specifiers with the best and safest choice in roofing and by helping supportive contractors and distributors to build their businesses and avoid hassles.

With a focus on social responsibility, GAF-Elk has developed Advanced Protection shingle technology, which provides superior durability and wind resistance, while reducing the use of scarce natural resources. 

The Company also supports the industry through CARE, the Center for the Advancement of Roofing Excellence, which has provided education to over 100,000 professionals. CARE's mission is to help professional contractors and distributors build their businesses through sales and management education, and to provide product and installation training to contractors, distributors, architects, property owners, and related industry personnel. 
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