Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Building Products Leader Owens Corning Masonry Products, LLC Introduces ProStone™ Manufactured Stone Veneer: Designed to Help Builders Succeed in a Sl

Building Products Leader Owens Corning Masonry Products, LLC Introduces ProStone™ Manufactured Stone Veneer: Designed to Help Builders Succeed in a Slowing Market.

New product line delivers quality, affordability and compliance with stringent AC-51 codes
ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) Masonry Products, LLC, introduces ProStone™, a new line of value engineered manufactured stone veneer products ideally suited to meet the pressures of today's challenging market. ProStone™ provides a quality stone veneer option for use where affordability is a major consideration.
"More than ever, builders need solutions that help them add beauty, substance and affordable differentiating features -- without compromising quality," said Chuck Stein, president of the Owens Corning Masonry Products Business. "ProStone™ is the newest product line to join the company's expanding family of manufactured stone products nationally and internationally for both trade professionals and do-it-yourselfers."
Manufactured to comply with all major building codes including AC-51, ProStone™ products are available in more than a dozen different color and texture combinations to complement a wide variety of design options and architectural styles. The products are backed with a 25-year warranty from Owens Corning Masonry Products, LLC.
"With the cost of land and labor increasing, finding ways to keep projects affordable is more of a challenge," said Joe Landolfi, president of Vegas Valley Construction. "We priced three brands of manufactured stone for The Village shopping center, a high-end, 73,000 square foot project. By selecting ProStone™ manufactured stone we were able to incorporate the rich, refined look of stone at a significant savings while ensuring the quality I look for in manufactured stone."
The ProStone™ brand of manufactured stone is available through an established nationwide network of dealers and distributors for Owens Corning Masonry Products. To learn more, visit
About Owens Corning
Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) is a world leader in building materials systems and composite solutions. A Fortune 500 company for 53 consecutive years, Owens Corning people redefine what is possible each day to deliver high-quality products and services ranging from insulation, roofing and masonry products, to glass composite materials used in transportation, electronics, telecommunications and other high-performance applications. Founded in 1938, Owens Corning is a market-leading innovator of glass fiber technology with sales of $6.5 billion in 2006 and 20,000 employees in 30 countries. Additional information is available at
SOURCE: Owens Corning Masonry Products, LLC

Friday, January 16, 2009

Bringing you up to date on the world of Masonry

Owens Corning ProStone® ;
Shows new colors in current textures and a new texture, Easy Fit Savannah Ledgestone.
ProStone gets rave reviews; Mr. Sal Picone, Picone Stone and Firepalces and Ron Zisko, East Coast Fireplaces, with each over thirty years experience with Cultured Stone®, have both sold and installed ProStone® and agree that the finished look of ProStone® is virtually identical to Cultured Stone® and the ease of installation only enhances the value of ProStone®. Mr. Picone states that the masons, “quite frankly, are thrilled with ProStone®”.
If you are not already marketing ProStone®, it is the solution that you have been waiting for, the true look and feel of stone at affordable prices.

ArcCast – Architectural PreCast Products;
In response to ever growing demand for design solutions that incorporates the classic look of natural stone, ArcCast has created pre-cast accessories to meet your needs. If the standard line does not meet all your needs, chances are ArcCast can custom design a product to meet your requirements.

Fire Rock Pre-Engineered Fireplace Kits;
Fire Rock is a simple way to build a high-end all-masonry fireplace and chimney. This smartly designed system installs in a matter of hours for less than half the cost of a traditional brick & mortar fireplace.

Napa Valley Cast Stone – Select Cast Wall & Pier Cap systems;
This is the newest line we have added to our growing list of products we currently inventory.Napa Valley Cast Wall & Pier Caps offer on-time, on-budget solutions for all your wall and pier cap needs. Select Cast Wall & Pier Caps systems have been architect approved and mason tested for size and weight. Our colors have been matched to the most specified stucco, Cultured Stone®, and block colors to insure cap materials that are perfect for today’s wall cap needs.

In the up coming months Instone will be introducing additional new products, our goal is to be your one stop supplier for all your thin veneer requirements, be it manufactured or natural.

Thank you for your business and continued support. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Cathy Williams - Marketing Manager
Direct: 888.467.8250