March 02, 2011 9:00 PM
WAYNE, NJ

GAF Wins Five Awards From Graphic Design USA Magazine

GAF, North America’s largest roofing and ventilation manufacturer, was recently awarded four American Graphic Design Awards by Graphic Design USA magazine. Open to everyone in the graphic arts community, the competition has existed for nearly 50 years and honors outstanding new work in 23 categories submitted from graphic design firms, advertising agencies, in-house corporate designers, publishers and other media. 

Competing against nearly 10,000 entries, GAF’s award-winning designs include a DuraLife™ Natural Grain Decking advertisement, a GAF University advertisement, a Timberline® Cool Series brochure, and the Masterflow® Green Machine™ Dual Powered Roof Vent packaging. 

The company also won an American Package Design Award for its impressive TruSlate™ Sample Box. There were over 1,500 submissions in this contest, which rewards packaging, p-o-p and related projects that are visually attractive and which feature designs that advance the brand and forge an emotional connection with the purchaser. 

 “Our Creative Design Services team continues to perform at the highest levels, producing materials that can compete with both internal and external ad agencies nationwide,” stated Ted Marcopolus, Vice President of Marketing Services at GAF. “We are certainly honored to win these awards, but are even more proud to be recognized for our efforts in advancing the GAF brand.”

About GAF

Now proudly celebrating its 125th year in the industry, GAF has become the largest roofing manufacturer in North America, with sales of nearly $3 billion annually. The company’s products include a comprehensive portfolio of steep-slope and low-slope roofing systems, as well as composite decking, 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 has developed single-ply and asphaltic membranes with superior durability and high reflectivity to meet the most rigorous industry standards while helping commercial property owners and designers reduce energy consumption. 

The Company also supports the roofing 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. For more information about GAF, visit www.gaf.com.

For more information contact:
Alyssa Hall, Corporate Communications Mgr.
973-628-3301
ahall@gaf.com

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