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Ply Gem and Country Music Icon Alan Jackson Launch the “Home for Good Project” to Help Build More Than 300 Homes with Habitat for Humanity


November 23, 2015
By Business Wire News

CARY, N.C.

Ply Gem Industries, a manufacturer of exterior building products in North America, is proud of its 70+ year history of offering home exterior building products and solutions. Now, as part of the “Home for Good Project,” Ply Gem is giving back by uniting with Grammy award-winning country superstar Alan Jackson and low-income families to build affordable housing in partnership with Habitat for Humanity.

The Home for Good Project is a multi-year initiative that includes a donation of over $1 Million worth of exterior building products and funds for Habitat for Humanity to use to help families build more than 300 homes throughout the year. In addition, Ply Gem will be the presenting sponsor of Habitat’s Home Builders Blitz, which brings together Habitat for Humanity affiliates and professional builders to build and renovate homes across the United States. The company will support the project with advertising and social media initiatives to encourage its associates, the building industry—including distributors, builders and remodelers—as well as consumers across the country to volunteer in their communities.

“You Can Always Come Home”

The Home for Good Project is grounded in Alan Jackson’s song, “You Can Always Come Home,” from his recently released album Angels & Alcohol. This song is the anthem that will be played throughout the program to remind individuals the importance of having a place to call home. Alan is the program’s ambassador and will help raise awareness through his fan base, social media following and support in a local Habitat Home Builders Blitz event in Nashville, scheduled to coincide with the 2016 CMA Music Festival.

“I’m honored to partner with Ply Gem and Habitat for Humanity on their goal to build 300 homes,” shared Jackson. “Everyone deserves a place they can call home.”

“We are extremely excited about the opportunity to put Ply Gem’s products, including performance siding, windows, stone and trim, to support families and communities across the country. Projects of this magnitude, demonstrating unity and passion toward an incredible cause, will no doubt be successful and change lives,” says Gary E. Robinette, Chairman and CEO, Ply Gem. “We are motivated by Habitat for Humanity’s mission of bringing people together to build in partnership and are proud of our alignment with country music icon Alan Jackson. His personal motivation to communicate what home means through his music is now the foundation for the Home for Good Project.”

The first phase of the program, kicking off today, is “Alan Jackson’s ‘You Can Always Come Home’ for the Holidays Contest with Ply Gem,” where two grand prize winners will receive paid airfare for two to be with family for the holidays. The two-week contest will award additional prizes throughout the duration of the program. Visit http://bit.ly/AJHomeForTheHolidays to enter for a chance to win and for the full contest rules and regulations.

“We are grateful to Ply Gem, Universal Music Group Nashville and Alan Jackson for their commitment to raise awareness and make Home Builders Blitz a success,” said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International. “In addition to providing home exterior products for Home Builders Blitz, Ply Gem’s communications efforts well in advance of the event will help connect more people to our mission of providing a foundation for families to build strength, stability and independence.”

About Ply Gem Industries, Inc.

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 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 Habitat for Humanity International

Habitat for Humanity International’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Since 1976, Habitat has helped more than 6.8 million people gain strength, stability and independence through housing, including home construction, rehabilitation and repairs and by increasing access to improved shelter through products and programs. Habitat also advocates to improve access to decent and affordable shelter and offers a variety of housing support services that enable families with limited means to make needed improvements on their homes as their time and resources allow. As a nonprofit Christian housing organization, Habitat works in more than 70 countries and welcomes people of all races, religions and nationalities to partner in its mission. To learn more, donate or volunteer, visit habitat.org.

About Alan Jackson:

The man from rural Newnan, GA, who claims he is just a “singer of simple songs,” has sold nearly 60-million albums worldwide and ranks as one of the 10 best-selling male vocalists of all-time in all genres. He has released more than 60 singles—registering 50 Top Ten hits and 35 #1s (including 26 Billboard #1s). He has earned more than 150 music industry awards—including 18 Academy of Country Music Awards, 16 Country Music Association Awards, a pair of Grammys and ASCAP’s Founders and Golden Note Awards. Jackson received the first-ever ASCAP Heritage Award in 2014 having earned the title of most-performed country music songwriter-artist of ASCAP’s first 100 years. He is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry.

Alan Jackson is one of the most successful and respected singer-songwriters in music. He is in the elite company of Paul McCartney and John Lennon among songwriters who’ve written more than 20 songs that they’ve recorded and taken to the top of the charts. Jackson is one of the best-selling artists since the inception of SoundScan, ranking alongside the likes of Eminem and Metallica.

Jackson’s current album, Angels and Alcohol, topped the country album charts when it was released recently. He is also the subject of a new box set, Genuine: The Alan Jackson Story, available now.

Press:
G&S Business Communications
Kevin Pchola, 212-697-2600
kpchola@gscommunications.com
or
UMG Nashville
Lori Christian, 615-524-7563
lori.christian@umusic.com