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JELD-WEN ANNOUNCES WINNER OF “MAKE YOUR HOME A STAR!” CONTEST

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-   JELD-WEN announces the lucky winner of “Make Your Home a Star” contest
- The grand prize consists of $30,000 in ENERGY STAR®-qualified JELD-WEN door and window products and $20,000 for other products designed to improve home energy efficiency

On June 21, window and door manufacturer JELD-WEN held a draw for the grand prize in its “Make Your Home a Star!”contest, and is pleased to announce that Carole Pelletier of Drummondville, Quebec, is the lucky winner.

Left : Mr. Richard Jutras, Director of Dionne & Fils BMR retailer. Center : Ms. Carole Pelletier, winner of "Make Your Home a Star!" Contest. Right : Christian Methot, Sales Reprensentative, JELD-WEN Canada

The grand prize consists of $30,000 in ENERGY STAR®- qualified JELD-WEN door and window products and $20,000 for other products designed to improve home energy efficiency. Mrs. Pelletier—who called the news “a pleasant surprise”—claimed her prize on Friday, June 25th at Dionne & Fils BMR, a Drummondville building materials retailer and authorized JELD-WEN dealer.

JELD-WEN, a longtime pioneer in the promotion of energy efficiency, launched the “Make Your Home a Star!” contest in March, offering Canadian residents the chance to win up to $50,000 for renovations to improve home energy efficiency. JELD-WEN intended the contest to have a broad impact, and it did—attracting nearly 55,000 entries. The response was so positive that the manufacturer hopes to make the contest an annual event.

The grand prize will let Mrs. Pelletier not only improve her home’s energy efficiency, but also save on electricity and heating bills. By slashing energy costs, ENERGY STAR-qualified doors and windows from JELD-WEN offer substantial savings while enhancing home comfort.

The contest winner also received $20,000 to purchase other ENERGY STAR-qualified products, like appliances, or to carry out additional renovations such as insulating the roof, which will also improve her home’s energy efficiency.

JELD-WEN, an established world leader in door and window manufacturing, became in 2007 the first Canadian door and window manufacturer to be licensed by the Government of Canada to promote the ecoENERGY Retrofit – Homes program.

In addition, JELD-WEN recently received the 2010 ENERGY STAR Award for Sustained Excellence, underscoring its ongoing efforts to make its products more energy efficient.

Present in 17 countries, the company has 200 factories—including 8 in Canada—and over 20,000 employees worldwide. JELD-WEN boasts the largest line of door and window products in the world. It constantly invests in research and development to offer the industry’s most innovative and energy-efficient technologies for homes in Canada and the United States.

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JELD-WEN CELEBRATES 50 YEARS WITH VOLUNTEER INITIATIVE

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Employees Commit to 50 Hours of Community Service

To celebrate JELD-WEN’s 50 Year milestones, JELD-WEN employees are giving back to communities across Canada.  Each plant or office has been challenged to donate 50 hours of volunteer time to a local, non-profit organization.  Over 1700 employees will be taking part in this cross-Canada initiative.  In fact, JELD-WEN worldwide has been challenged to participate in similar activities in their own regional communities.

On June 12, 2010, dozens of JELD-WEN employees from Saskatoon went out in support of the Bridge City Boogie. The Bridge City Boogie is a 2km, 5km and 10km wellness event with emphasis on fun, fitness and community.  The Boogie is all inclusive with age categories reflecting the diversity of participants. “To make the Boogie happen, there will be over 550 people volunteering their time before, during and after the race to help make your Boogie experience a positive one.” says Miren Madariaga, Race Director. This annual event raises funds for the Raise a Reader program, the Saskatoon Crisis Nursery and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Saskatoon.

On June 19, 2010, employees from Calgary Alberta participated in the Fish Creek Cleanup Project.  Founded in 1972, Fish Creek Provincial Park is located in south Calgary and encompasses over 1300 hectares.  With three million visitors annually, its size and diverse habitats and species make it a natural oasis in Calgary’s dynamic urban environment.

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JELD-WEN Launches 2010 Decorative Insert Lineup

Published by Eric Palmer

JELD‐WEN Windows and Doors has launched their 2010 decorative insert lineup, featuring an external grille designed to complement your home and brighten your entryway without compromising security or privacy.

The Verdana External Grille Collection celebrates Old World sensibilities with decorative wrought iron styling. The scrollwork is hinged to a metal frame, making it easy to open and clean, while a hidden hinge and magnetic latch enhance the sophisticated design.

“Our goal at JELD‐WEN is to offer custom pieces that reflect your taste and complement your budget,” says Laura Kirk, Western Canadian Marketing Manager of JELD‐WEN Windows and Doors. “Our grilles help to leave a lasting impression and add a touch of character to both the interior and exterior spaces of your home.”

According to a recent survey, door lites and grilles increase a home’s perceived value by up to four per cent, improve curb appeal and help to lower heating and cooling costs. In addition to the numerous financial benefits, the Verdana External Grille Collection also comes with a longlasting five‐year finish warranty and a 20‐year glass warranty, making them as durable as they are attractive.

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JELD-WEN windows and doors conferred the ENERGY STAR Award for Sustained Excellence!

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On June 9, 2010, door and window manufacturer JELD WEN, with the presence of its Vice-President, Sante Cigana, was honoured with one of the industry’s most coveted awards, the 2010 ENERGY STAR Award for Sustained Excellence. The Natural Resources Canada award underscores JELD-WEN’s commitment to promoting ENERGY STAR certification and its efforts to constantly make its products more energy efficient.

“We are proud and honored to receive this ENERGY STAR award. Year after year we strive constantly to improve our products with a view to meeting and even surpassing ENERGY STAR standards,” said Lisa Bergeron, director of marketing for Eastern Canada at JELD-WEN.

The manufacturer has created a number of tools—including websites like www.eco-reno.ca and www.jeld-wen.ca—to keep consumers informed about highly energy efficient products. JELD WEN was also in the forefront this year with a new energy efficiency promotion for consumers. The “Make Your Home a Star” contest gave Canadians the chance to win $50,000 to carry out energy efficiency renovations and improvements on their homes.

In past years businesses like Hydro-Québec and Whirlpool have won the ENERGY STAR Award for Sustained Excellence. As for JELD WEN, its efforts to promote energy efficiency standards also earned it the 2009 ENERGY STAR Participant of the Year Award.

JELD-WEN, the established world leader in door and window manufacturing, became in 2007 the first Canadian door and window manufacturer to be licensed by the Government of Canada to promote the ecoENERGY Retrofit – Homes program. Present in 17 countries, the company has 200 factories—including 8 in Canada—and over 20,000 employees worldwide. JELD-WEN boasts the largest line of door and window products in the world. It constantly invests in research and development to offer the industry’s most innovative and energy-efficient technologies for homes in Canada and the United States.

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CURING CANCER IS IN THE CARDS

Published by Laura Kirk

On April 28, 2010 JELD-WEN of Canada participated in the second annual NEVER ALONE FOUNDATION’s “Poker for a Purpose Texas Hold em Tournament”  in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  The event was dedicated to raising funds in conjunction with the Health Sciences Centre Foundation’s Project Hope to fight the battle against cancer.

JELD-WEN was well represented at the event by our ‘PINK’ team, who proudly wore their bright pink JELD-WEN golf shirts, with a breast cancer pin affixed to the collar.  The boys were a highly visible representation of just how far people from the community will go to fight against cancer.  In attendance were local sales managers, Paul Lanteigne and Eduardo Belik who hosted their selected group of local builders.  Corporate Sales Manager, Lauren Sabeski was joined by our corporate controller, Don Jolicoeur who became famous as the first guy to have to ‘rebuy’ at the event.

Trevor Markevich, owner of Mannington Custom Homes in Winnipeg made it all the way to the final table and placed an impressive 8th out of 243 players that night.  “JELD-WEN always steps up to the plate”, said Trevor when asked about how his night went.  He went on to comment on what an enjoyable event it was.  With strong community support all working towards a very worthwhile cause.

Paul Lanteigne, JELD-WEN Sales Manager, was awarded a NEVER ALONE FOUNDATION jacket when he successfully ‘knocked out’ the celebrity at his table.  Throughout the evening, the recipients of these jackets wore them with pride, and well deserved bragging rights, but the event was about things far more important than just fun.

The Hope Project: dedicated to revitalizing the GD6 Unit at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg

The Hope Project began as so many great endeavors do; with a greater need.  The Acute Leukemia/Blood &Marrow Transplant/Oncology Unit requires a closely controlled environment.  Patients within the unit are highly-susceptible to infection, and the ward, as it exists right now, was designed chiefly for the purpose of tending to their health, rather than the comfort and well-being of the patient, and his or her family and friends.

Patients remain on the unit from four weeks to eight months, and may require multiple stays.  During this time, they are at their most vulnerable – mentally, physically and emotionally.  It is a place where the smallest comforts make a world of difference.

The Hope Project provides the specialized comforts and technology to make their stay a little less arduous, the ward a little warmer and GD6 a better place to heal.

Thanks to the many great supports of this event, and the Celebrity hosts who made the night a raving success, the foundation raised over $35,000 towards the fight to beat this devastating disease.

JELD-WEN of Canada is proud to have been a part of that success.

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