CertainTeed Corporation Brings Sustainability to the Masses, Sponsors Calistoga Half Mile National Racing Event

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With help from sponsors like CertainTeed Corporation, the Calistoga Half Mile National (CHMN) management team gets the “green” flag for their environmentally friendly initiatives at this year’s American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) Grand National Championship event.

This year’s event is unique because it’s green. We wanted to reduce the carbon footprint of the CHMN, and are doing so by bringing sustainable initiatives to the American motorcycling family in every detail of the event

With help from sponsors like CertainTeed Corporation, the Calistoga Half Mile National (CHMN) management team gets the “green” flag for their environmentally friendly initiatives at this year’s American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) Grand National Championship event.

From online ticket sales, encouragement of travel by motorcycle to the event, recycling of bottles and cans on-site as well as solar and sustainable energy sources to power the event — the CHMN management team has the ideal ingredients for a green event.

“CertainTeed Corporation is honored to be part of a great motorcycle racing spectacle and is thrilled to have a strong ally in the American Motorcyclist Association,” says Eric Nilsson, vice president of corporate marketing for CertainTeed Corporation. “The Calistoga Half Mile National is an exhilarating event with dedicated fans and we’re proud to be able to share our passion for sustainability with them.”

On July 31, the Calistoga Speedway at the Napa County Fairgrounds, Napa, Calif., will host the AMA Grand National Championship featuring Pro Single and Expert Twin class racing. The event will also feature a custom and new electric motorcycle show, dozens of industry booths and exhibitors, a charity ride and a legends reunion dinner. The all-day, family-friendly event gives fans the opportunity to leisurely view the motorcycles on display and numerous vendor booths, all culminating in the evening with one of the most thrilling races in motorsports.

“This year’s event is unique because it’s green. We wanted to reduce the carbon footprint of the CHMN, and are doing so by bringing sustainable initiatives to the American motorcycling family in every detail of the event,” says Bob Bellino, a member of the CHMN management team. “CertainTeed was the ideal partner to help us promote sustainability as they have a strong track record as a responsible steward of the environment. We are excited to have them as our presenting sponsor and their support to make this event possible.”

CertainTeed is committed to manufacturing products that will reduce the industry’s impact on the environment while meeting customer demand for products that deliver beauty, comfort and performance. This year, CertainTeed has launched several innovative products including EnerGen™, a photovoltaic solar power roofing system; AirRenew™, an industry-first sustainable gypsum board that improves indoor air quality; and Sustainable Insulation™, a fiber glass insulation engineered, produced and shipped to minimize environmental impact.

For more information about the Calistoga Half Mile National, visit http://www.calistogaflattrack.com.

For more information about CertainTeed Corporation, visit http://www.certainteed.com.

About CertainTeed
Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed has helped shape the building products industry for more than 100 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm's slogan "Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed," quickly inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed® 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. In 2009, CertainTeed, which is headquartered in Valley Forge, Pa., was named ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a national award that recognizes environmentally responsible corporations. The group had total sales of approximately $3 billion in 2009. http://www.certainteed.com

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