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Deceuninck North America Earns GreenCircle Certification for Recycled Content and Closed-Loop Products

MONROE, Ohio, May 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Deceuninck North America, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-quality systems for windows, doors and outdoor living, has now achieved GreenCircle Certification for Recycled Content and Closed-Loop Products. The company's window products were thoroughly assessed by GreenCircle Certified, LLC (GreenCircle) to receive this certification. GreenCircle provides third-party certification for single-attribute and manufacturing sustainability claims.

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"Today, environmental responsibility is an important part of the decision-making process for consumers. At Deceuninck North America, being conscientious of our environmental impact will not only benefit our customers, but will help us do our part to preserve our planet," said Filip Geeraert, president and CEO of Deceuninck North America. "With a certification from GreenCircle, we can continue to grow knowing that our products feature not only unmatched quality and value, but also recycled material that would have otherwise ended up in a landfill. This is just one example of how Deceuninck North America designs its products with the environment in mind."

Closed-loop products utilize life cycle thinking and are designed to be recycled at the end of their useful life. Deceuninck's recycling program helps eliminate waste in the life cycle of its products.

GreenCircle Certified, LLC was established to ensure specificity in third-party certification after encountering many misleading or unsubstantiated sustainability claims in the green marketplace. Manufacturers, suppliers, regulators and consumers can be assured that products labeled with the "GreenCircle Certified" label have undergone rigorous examination and their claims verified.

In addition to the company's GreenCircle certifications, Deceuninck demonstrates its commitment to sustainability by manufacturing long-lasting, low-maintenance and energy-efficient building materials and utilizing smarter methods for shipping and delivery of its products.

Deceuninck's commitment to the environment has been recognized by the Butler County, Ohio Board of Commissioners and Department of Environmental Services, which has awarded Deceuninck with the Excellence in Pretreatment Award for several years running. Deceuninck is also a member of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).

About Deceuninck

Deceuninck® North America, LLC is part of the Deceuninck® Group, an integrated global organization specializing in compounding, tool fabrication, design, development, extrusion, finishing of PVC-U window systems and composite applications for the building industry. The company is active in more than 75 countries, has 35 subsidiaries (production and/or sales), and is supported by over 2,800 personnel worldwide. In 2010, Deceuninck Group achieved consolidated sales of $706 million worldwide. Deceuninck® North America encompasses fully-integrated design, compounding, tooling, extrusion and quality assurance disciplines for the production of vinyl window and door systems and composite applications for the building industry at its corporate headquarters in Monroe, Ohio. For more information, please visit: www.deceuninck-americas.com.

Contact:
Jeff Donaldson
For Deceuninck North America
412-642-7700
jeff.donaldson@elias-savion.com

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