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JELD-WEN Windows and Doors helps Habitat for Humanity


July 23, 2010
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July 23, 2010 – A team of 25 JELD-WEN volunteers is helping Habitat for Humanity build a bigger and stronger community for Elmwood / East Kildonan residents. The event is part of a cross-Canada initiative celebrating the 50th anniversary of JELD-WEN, with each plant or office donating 50 hours of volunteer time to a local, non-profit organization.

July 23, 2010 – A team of 25 JELD-WEN volunteers is helping Habitat for Humanity build a bigger and stronger community for Elmwood / East Kildonan residents. The event is part of a cross-Canada initiative celebrating the 50th anniversary of JELD-WEN, with each plant or office donating 50 hours of volunteer time to a local,
non-profit organization.

Employees are helping with the construction of Habitat for Humanities largest build in Manitoba on the corner of Nairn Avenue and Chester Street, formerly the site of Sir Sam Steele School. With 32 homes slated for construction, not only is the size of the build ambitious, so are the building plans. Based on Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards, the homes are expected to receive gold or platinum certification once completed.

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“They’re going to be some of the greenest homes in the province,” says Laura Kirk, Western Marketing Manager for JELD-WEN Canada. “This project is particularly exciting because the windows and doors used in the construction are helping to make the properties even more energy efficient.”

For over 20 years, JELD-WEN Windows and Doors has been helping Habitat for Humanity through volunteer efforts, project funding and product donations. The 12,000-square-foot duplexes will be using JELD-WEN ENERGY STAR rated tripane windows and fiberglass exterior doors. The material is a mix of donation and at-cost products, with a retail value of over $40,000. Construction is slated to wrap up by the end of 2010 with families moving in next year.

For more information, please visit www.jeld-wen.ca .


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