Ply Gem Building Products Champions Affordable Housing With the Home for Good Project and Announces Continued Partnership With Country Music Superstar Darius Rucker

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CARY, N.C., Nov. 28, 2017 — Ply Gem® (NYSE: PGEM), a leading North American manufacturer of building products for 75 years, is expanding its Home for Good project in 2018 and will continue its partnership with campaign ambassador and three-time GRAMMY Award winner, Darius Rucker. Ply Gem believes that everyone deserves a safe, affordable place to call home and through the Home for Good project has taken its passion for creating innovative, quality products that make beautiful homes, and turned it into a mission.  So far, the company has helped to build 450 homes in more than 70 communities across the U.S.

Ply Gem Home for Good
Ply Gem Home for Good

Through the Home for Good project, Ply Gem has already donated more than $1.2 million in building products, and in 2018 will carry on helping families build strength and stability through housing. Through the Home for Good project, Ply Gem is helping to raise awareness of the critical need for affordable housing in communities across the country and is partnering with Darius Rucker, as well as building industry professionals, to spread the word and make a difference.

“Seeing the power of the 'Home for Good Project' last year and the impact it had on people's lives was absolutely incredible,” shares Rucker. “I am thrilled at the opportunity to continue to work with Ply Gem to give back to individuals, families and communities across the country in 2018.”

“We are pleased to continue in 2018 with Darius Rucker as ambassador for the Ply Gem Home for Good project. He shares our passion for giving back to the community and belief that every American deserves a place they are proud to call home,” said Gary E. Robinette, chairman and CEO, Ply Gem. “We are committed to addressing the need for more affordable housing through the Home for Good project and look forward to partnering with Darius, building industry professionals and families across the U.S. again in 2018.”

To demonstrate their ongoing collective commitment to the goal of affordable home ownership for everyone, Mr. Rucker joined Ply Gem at a site build in Charleston, SC on Friday, November 10, where local media was present to report the event (photos included).

A Few Facts about the Positive Impact of Home Ownership:

  • 70% of homeowners say owning a home helped them to achieve the American dream1
  • 77% of homeowners said home ownership helped them achieve their long-term financial goals2
  • Homeowners are more likely to be involved in community civic engagements, local elections, and volunteer work compared to renters2
  • Children of homeowners do better in school (higher test scores and lower anti-social behaviors)3
  • Children of homeowners tend to be happier and healthier than children of non-homeowners3

About Ply Gem Building Products:
Ply Gem (NYSE: PGEM), headquartered in Cary, N.C., is a leading manufacturer of exterior building products in North America. Ply Gem produces a comprehensive product line of windows and patio doors, vinyl and aluminum siding and accessories, designer accents, cellular PVC trim and mouldings, vinyl fencing and railing, stone veneer, roofing and gutterware, used in both new construction and home repair and remodeling in the United States and Canada. Visit www.plygem.com for more information. 

About Darius Rucker:
Rucker first attained multi-Platinum status in the music industry as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of GRAMMY award-winning Hootie & the Blowfish. Since re-introducing himself to the world as a country artist, he has released four consecutive albums to top the Billboard Country albums chart and earned a whole new legion of fans. In 2014, Rucker won his third career GRAMMY award for Best Solo Country Performance for his 4x Platinum selling cover of Old Crow Medicine Show's “Wagon Wheel,” off his album, True Believers. Rucker's first two country albums, Learn To Live and Charleston, SC 1966 produced five No. 1 singles including “Come Back Song,” “This,” “Alright,” “It Won't Be Like This For Long” and “Don't Think I Don't Think About It.” Southern Style, his fourth studio country album, features his seventh No. 1 single “Homegrown Honey,” co-written by Rucker, label mate Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum and Nathan Chapman. When Was The Last Time, his recently released fifth album for Capitol Nashville features Rucker's eighth No. 1 single on country radio, “If I Told You.” The album's second single “For The First Time” is available digitally and currently climbing the country radio charts.

Contact: Katie Weaver, [email protected]  

1https://www.houselogic.com/home-thoughts/infographic-benefits-homeownership/

2https://www.forbes.com/sites/lawrenceyun/2016/08/12/why-homeownership-matters/#9ad630480f3c

3http://realtormag.realtor.org/daily-news/2017/10/26/4-social-benefits-homeownership

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