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Habitat for Hmanity selects Vinyl siding. (Industry News).

The Vinyl Siding Institute (VSI) reports that its manufacturer members have donated $130,000 worth of vinyl siding products to Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) for a home-building project in South Korea this month (August). An annual event known as the Jimmy Carter Work Project, the week-long build will involve homeowners working side by side with former President Jimmy Carter and Rosalyn Carter; Millard and Linda Fuller, founders of HFHI; South Korean president Kim Dae-Jung; and nearly 9000 volunteers to build 30 four-family buildings and two community centers in six different Korean towns.

This event marks the first major Habitat build outside the U.S. and Canada for which vinyl has been chosen. In the U.S., says Millard Fuller, it has been "the material of choice," VSI quotes. All the vinyl siding products used at major Habitat builds are certified through the VSI Vinyl Siding Certification Program. Since 1995, the vinyl siding industry has donated more than $1.5 million in materials to HFHI and has provided installation training at builds, VSI reports.
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Comment:Habitat for Hmanity selects Vinyl siding. (Industry News).
Author:Molinaro, Hope
Publication:Plastics Engineering
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Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Aug 1, 2001
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