Owens Corning Announces Creation of New Siding Solutions Business

23 June 2002

Owens Corning have integrated the company's Vinyl Siding, Metals and Distribution businesses within a newly formed Siding Solutions Business. This new business will be led by Dan Dietzel, president.

""Integrating our Vinyl Siding, Metals and Distribution (Norandex/Reynolds) businesses within the new Siding Solutions Business (SSB) helps us improve our level of customer service by providing one face to the market, while better focusing our resources on the profitable growth of the business,"" stated Mr. Brown.

The new business employs approximately 3,300 employees in 181 facilities, and has projected sales of approximately $1.1 billion in 2002.

""Creating the Siding Solutions Business puts the decision making in one place, which ultimately will help us drive our costs, work more efficiently and better leverage our people and ideas,"" said Mr. Brown. ""It's about doing what is best for the customer.""

Owens Corning have also launched a new website for the company's Composite Solutions Business. The new website, built on the BroadVision platform, is the initial phase of an overall site redesign that intends to offer visitors a personalized experience with many new and enhanced functionalities.

""This new site is a big step forward, but it is not the end-game,"" said Remon Veraart, e-business leader for Owens Corning's Composite Solutions Business. ""It rather is a powerful foundation that Owens Corning, as One Company, can leverage to personalize the electronic interaction with targeted audiences""

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