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CertainTeed announces call for project submissions for the 5th Gypsum National Trophy Award

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Leading building materials manufacturer to host 5th national award ceremony honouring excellence in drywall design and beyond

Press release from CertainTeed follows

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, Oct. 31, 2018 /CNW/ — CertainTeed, a leading North American brand of building materials, is pleased to formally announce their open call for project submissions for consideration in the 5th CertainTeed Gypsum National Trophy Awards, recognizing outstanding work using CertainTeed Gypsum products. The award ceremony, to be held November 7-9, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona, will celebrate those projects selected by a panel of industry experts to be honoured in front of their peers as the best in the business.

From its origins in Paris to today, the Trophy honours those craftsmen and craftswomen who use CertainTeed solutions in sustainability, comfort, safety, aesthetics, and modularity to build a better world. The competition judges building professionals for their gypsum-related skills in residential and non-residential categories.

Drywall and finishing contractors across Canada are welcomed to submit their most innovative drywall projects for consideration of the 5th CertainTeed Gypsum National Trophy.


“So much of our time in this industry is spent focused on project deadlines, budgets, and looking ahead to the next job,” said Wayne Edgecombe, Vice President Sales, Canada. “This event is an opportunity to celebrate and honour the best building professionals in the industry – those who approach complex and challenging building designs with creativity and ingenuity to achieve outstanding results in both residential and commercial projects, all while staying on time and on budget.”

The deadline to submit projects is May 1, 2019. Instructions and guidelines to submit projects for the 5th CertainTeed Gypsum Trophy can be found online at Here is the nomination form.

Winners of the 5th CertainTeed Gypsum National Trophy will proudly represent CertainTeed Canada at the 12th Saint-Gobain Gypsum International Trophy Awards ceremony to be held in Athens, Greece in April 2020, where the company anticipates projects from 35 countries to be showcased and represented by the building professionals responsible for their achievement.

“These professionals represent the best in the industry, and it will be our honour to celebrate the projects and people that represent true innovation and craftsmanship in the trades,” added Edgecombe.

CertainTeed Gypsum has served the North American Building industry for more than 80 years and is a subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, the world’s leading producer of gypsum products. This, in combination with the full range of affiliated CertainTeed Corporation building products, provides architects, contractors, builders and dealers one partner to provide service and support for commercial and residential building projects. For more information, visit


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