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2012-09-13 06:23:27

TOLEDO, Ohio, Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For the third year in a row, Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) has earned placement in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) in recognition of its sustainability initiatives. Composed of global sustainability leaders, the DJSI World Index is an elite listing of the top 10 percent of the world's 2,500 largest companies based on long-term economic, environmental and social criteria. "One of our greatest strengths at Owens Corning is...

2012-09-11 10:22:44

TOLEDO, Ohio, Sept. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) has trained an exclusive group of energy specialists who are now uniquely qualified to help homeowners reduce home energy costs. Homeowners can now turn to the elite members of Owens Corning(TM) Certified Energy Expert® (CEE) program for professional help to improve the energy efficiency of their homes and ultimately save* on energy bills throughout the year. With a staggering 45 million U.S. homes estimated to be...

2012-09-09 23:02:04

Roof leak repair company in Lakeside, FL, Roof Link Inc., is now using Owens Corning shingles for all repairs and roof replacements completed in North Florida. This changes to these superior shingles is a result to improve home and business owner safety during unpredictable severe weather. Lakeside, Florida (PRWEB) September 10, 2012 Roof leak repair can be a devastating and costly expense for any homeowner. For homeowners in states like Florida, roof leak repair is a common occurrence....

2012-08-24 06:23:47

TOLEDO, Ohio, Aug. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) has been honored for its commitment to quality with the highly respected "Partners of Choice" Award from David Weekley Homes, the third largest for-profit, privately-held U.S. home builder. As the recipient of this elite recognition for the third consecutive year, Owens Corning achieved an "A" rating representing world-class excellence in Quality. David Weekley Homes' interactive feedback program is designed to...

2012-08-23 06:27:26

TOLEDO, Ohio, Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Demonstrating its ongoing commitment to roofing professionals, Owens Corning Roofing and Asphalt introduces a new collection of shingle samples. Designed to address specific needs articulated by contractors, this new approach to samples will help improve the sales process for professionals and their customers. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120823/CL61741) New samples are encased inside a clear vinyl sleeve, helping to prevent messy...

2012-08-15 22:22:50

TOLEDO, Ohio, Aug. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) today announced that its Board of Directors has elected Michael C. McMurray Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately, to replace Duncan J. Palmer, who has elected to leave the company to join Reed-Elsevier (NYSE: RUK), a U.K. based company. "We are excited about Michael assuming the role of CFO and maintaining strong continuity of our financial leadership," said Michael H. Thaman, chairman...

2012-08-01 02:29:21

TOLEDO, Ohio, Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) today reported consolidated net sales of $1.39 billion in the second quarter of 2012, compared with $1.45 billion during the same period last year. Second-quarter 2012 adjusted earnings, based on the company's expected full-year effective tax rate of 25 percent, were $66 million, or $0.54 per diluted share, compared with $85 million, or $0.68 per diluted share, during the same period last year. The...

2012-07-09 06:29:21

TOLEDO, Ohio, July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) is scheduled to announce second-quarter financial results on Wednesday, Aug. 1, prior to the opening of the New York Stock Exchange. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mike Thaman and Chief Financial Officer Duncan Palmer will host an earnings conference call at 11 a.m. ET on Wednesday, Aug. 1, to discuss the company's results for the second quarter of 2012. Conference Call Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012 11 a.m. Eastern Time...

2012-06-26 02:23:32

TOLEDO, Ohio, June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) today released its sixth-annual Sustainability Report, highlighted by year-over-year intensity reductions in all environmental goals set and an impressive list of innovation-driven achievements. Among the key accomplishments highlighted in the report is a reduction in waste-to-landfill intensity by 22 percent in 2011. That represents an absolute reduction of more than 37,000 metric tons. Owens Corning also reduced its toxic...

2012-06-18 10:24:52

TOLEDO, Ohio, June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) has elected Suzanne P. Nimocks to the company's Board of Directors effective Sept. 12, 2012. Ms. Nimocks is a retired director of McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm. "We are delighted to welcome Suzanne to our Board of Directors," said Owens Corning Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mike Thaman. "Suzanne is knowledgeable in energy and basic materials industries with a very global...


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2010-11-15 17:15:41

Fiberglass consists of numerous extremely fine fibers of glass. Although experimented with throughout history actual glass fibers were not mass produced until the invention of finer machine tooling. A dress with glass fibers was first worn in 1893 by stage actress Georgia Cayvan. Russell Games Slayter invented, in 1938, what is commonly known as fiberglass today. It is commonly used for insulation. Carbon fiber is also a somewhat similar but more expensive technology used in place of...

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