Homasote Company, Drexel Metals Corporation and Fourth Generation Products Announce a New Partnership

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Homasote Company, Drexel Metals Corporation and Fourth Generation Products have formed a collaborative partnership to develop, market and install roof systems. The partnership will focus on engineered, green, high-performance systems. All three companies bring a wealth of industry knowledge and expertise to the partnership.

Homasote Company, Drexel Metals Corporation and Fourth Generation Products announce a new partnership. The companies have come together to create the industry's first single source water tight, green roof system. In the coming months the new partnership, led by Fourth Generation Products will roll-out an industry leading system to meet customer demand. "This relationship brings great opportunity to Homasote as it will provide increased exposure of our highly effective, green, FireStall® roof product. In addition, we believe that the market opportunities for engineered, installed, green roof systems are phenomenal," said Craig Stiffler President and COO of the Homasote Company.

With Homasote's 100 year history and the strength of Drexel Metals, a metals industry leader, the two companies feel Fourth Generation Products will bring new and improved penetration into the roofing business. "Our roofing products lead the industry in innovation and cost-effectiveness. This partnership with Homasote and Fourth Generation Products, allows us to approach the industry with a turnkey roof system which is cost-effective, green and fully installed," said Rob Waite, CEO Successor Drexel Metals Corporation.

Fourth Generation Products is an Atlanta based company specializing in cold-formed steel framed roof systems including trusses, structural purlins and roof deck. Dave Smalley, Manager of Fourth Generation Products stated, "After our twenty-five years of development and innovation this relationship between Fourth Generation Products, Homasote and Drexel brings the perfect disciplines to a market that seeks engineered roof solutions. It is an honor to be partnered with companies of such great distinction and integrity."

In addition to Homasote and Drexel, this new Fourth Generation Products partnership includes a few other industry leaders. ET&F Fasteners, Loctite Adhesives and Structural Design Inc. are major contributors to the innovation and effectiveness of this new partnership.

For more information on these companies go to: Homasote - http://www.homasote.com, Drexel Metals Corporation - http://www.drexmet.com, and Fourth Generation Products - contact: info@fourthgenerationproducts.com

About Homasote Company
Homasote Company (http://www.homasote.com) is America's oldest manufacturer of building products made from recycled wastepaper. Each year Homasote converts 20,000 tons of post-consumer waste paper into unique environmentally friendly structural, sound control building products and industrial packaging. Homasote's 550,000-square-foot facility in West Trenton, New Jersey is the only manufacturing plant of its kind in the United States.

Forward-Looking Statements
This news release contains forward-looking statements that reflect management's current views of future events and operations. These forward-looking statements are based on assumptions, external factors and other risks. Actual results could differ materially from these forward-looking statements.


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