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Building Owners and Managers Association International

GAF Joins BOMA International as a Supporting Partner

October 3, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(WASHINGTON – October 3, 2011) GAF, North America’s largest manufacturer of roofing systems and solutions, has announced that it has joined the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International’s Partnership Program.  As a BOMA Supporting Partner, GAF pledges to support BOMA’s vital programs in advocacy, education, research and membership.

BOMA International´s Partnership Program, developed in 2004, allows companies to invest in their own success and viability, as well as that of the building management industry. With three levels of participation—Cornerstone Partner, Leadership Circle Partner and Supporting Partner—the Program demonstrates the commitment of leading organizations to support BOMA International with the resources to advance its advocacy, education and research initiatives that benefit the entire commercial real estate industry.

“GAF is a leading roofing supplier in our industry and we are very excited to welcome them to our Partnership Program,” remarked BOMA International Chair Boyd R. Zoccola, executive vice president, Hokanson Companies Inc. “Their partnership with BOMA helps us continue to provide relevant resources and programming to our members and the industry.”

“GAF is pleased to join BOMA International’s Partnership Program and we look forward to working with BOMA members to advance the commercial real estate industry,” commented Rich Justinn, Strategic Accounts Manager at GAF.  “As an expert in commercial roofing, we are excited to share our expertise with the BOMA community and collaborate on other programs and initiatives.”

About BOMA International
The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is an international federation of more than 100 local associations and affiliated organizations. Founded in 1907, its 16,500-plus members own or manage more than nine billion square feet of commercial properties. BOMA International’s mission is to enhance the human, intellectual and physical assets of the commercial real estate industry through advocacy, education, research, standards and information. On the Web at www.boma.org.

About GAF
Now proudly celebrating its 125th year in the industry, GAF has become the largest roofing manufacturer in North America, with sales of nearly $3 billion annually. The company’s products include a comprehensive portfolio of steep-slope and low-slope roofing systems, as well as composite decking, which are supported by an extensive national network of factory-certified contractors. Its success is driven by a commitment to provide property owners and specifiers with the best and safest choice in roofing and by helping supportive contractors and distributors to build their businesses and avoid hassles.

With a focus on social responsibility, GAF has developed Advanced Protection shingle technology, which provides superior durability and wind resistance, while reducing the use of scarce natural resources.  The company has also developed single-ply and asphaltic membranes with superior durability and high reflectivity to meet the most rigorous industry standards while helping commercial property owners and designers reduce energy consumption.

The Company also supports the roofing industry through CARE, the Center for the Advancement of Roofing Excellence, which has provided education to over 125,000 professionals. CARE’s mission is to help professional contractors and distributors build their businesses through sales and management education, and to provide product and installation training to contractors, distributors, architects, property owners, and related industry personnel. For more information about GAF, visit www.gaf.com.

Contact
Lindsay Tiffany
Manager of Media Relations
BOMA International
(202) 326-6365
ltiffany@boma.org