All Press Releases for July 12, 2008

Goldblatt and CertainTeed Gypsum Launch Revolutionary Drywall Cutting Tool in North America

Goldblatt Tool Company, LLC, introduces BladeRunner, a unique, patented innovation that revolutionizes the way drywall is cut. BladeRunnerTM is an easy-to-use handheld tool that cuts both sides of drywall simultaneously, with no exposed blades.



    /24-7PressRelease/ - CHESHIRE, CT, July 12, 2008 - Goldblatt Tool Company, LLC, introduces BladeRunner, a unique, patented innovation that revolutionizes the way drywall is cut. BladeRunnerTM is an easy-to-use handheld tool that cuts both sides of drywall simultaneously, with no exposed blades. The BladeRunner design was created by Saint-Gobain, the world's largest building materials company and producer of gypsum wallboard, which markets its gypsum and finishing products in North America under the well-known CertainTeed brand name.

Distributed exclusively by the Goldblatt Tool Company, this unique new tool will help the drywall professional cut curves, shapes, corners, and straight cuts in less than half the time of traditional methods. To see BladeRunner in action, go to www.GoldblattBladeRunner.com.

"CertainTeed Gypsum has brought this innovation to the North American market after extensive international research related to drywall cutting and safety" says Jeff Dushack, Vice President of Marketing for CertainTeed Gypsum. "This cooperative launch combines the innovation capabilities of the world's largest producer of gypsum wallboard with Goldblatt's comprehensive line of tools and effective distribution network."

The patented design of the BladeRunner tool is based on two independent cutting halves that separate onto both sides of the drywall. As the top half moves, the bottom half follows in an exact pattern through high-strength magnetic technology providing a clean, concise cut every time. BladeRunner is simple to use and helps save valuable time and money, while improving jobsite safety. BladeRunner's easy to change blades last twice as long as traditional utility knife blades and are available in 6 and 12 packs.

Scott Murray, Owner of Goldblatt, said: "The drywall tool industry has been looking for true innovation for a long time and it has finally arrived with BladeRunner. With the increasing complexity of drywall finishing and the required curves, corners, and unique, non-straight-line cuts, BladeRunner will be a tool that every drywall professional will want to own."

For further information visit www.GoldblattBladeRunner.com or contact Goldblatt at 866-562-4229 or [email protected].

About Goldblatt
Since 1885, Goldblatt has been providing innovative, reliable tools to construction trade professionals. With a long-term foundation of quality products and service to the end user, Goldblatt has maintained a recognized reputation as a company who understands and helps the contractor, particularly in changing and challenging times. Goldblatt is the recognized leader and innovator within the drywall finishing community and is the only manufacturer who provides a broad line of hand tools and automatic drywall finishing tools.

Headquartered in Olathe, KS, Goldblatt maintains a centrally located sales, service, and distribution center that enables quick response to all customer needs. www.GoldblattTool.com.

About CertainTeed
Through innovation and creative product design, CertainTeed has helped shape the building products industry for more than 100 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Company, the firm made its slogan "Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed," which quickly inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed is North America's leading brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, windows, fence, decking, railing, trim, foundations, pipe, insulation, gypsum, ceilings and access covers.

Headquartered in Valley Forge, Pa., CertainTeed and its affiliates, including CertainTeed Gypsum, have more than 7,000 employees and more than 70 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. In 2007 the group had consolidated sales of more than $3 billion. www.certainteed.com.

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