November 15, 2013 | Boston, MA USA

New England Clean Energy Council Recognizes Saint-Gobain with 2013 Employer of the Year Award

The New England Clean Energy Council selects Saint-Gobain for its continued growth and commitment to the New England region.

Saint-Gobain, one of the world's largest manufacturers of building products and a leading producer of innovative materials, has been awarded the 2013 Employer of the Year Award by the New England Clean Energy Council (NECEC). NECEC's Employer of the Year award is given to a company that has shown significant business growth combined with strong workforce growth, providing and building on a history of solid, diverse, high-paying jobs. The award was presented to Saint-Gobain at NECEC's 6th Annual Green Tie Gala on Thursday, November 14 in Boston, Mass.

"Saint-Gobain has made significant contributions to various New England states economies since it entered the region more than 20 years ago," said Peter Rothstein, President, New England Clean Energy Council. "With Saint-Gobain's recent growth in LED manufacturing in Massachusetts and growing role as a strategic collaborator with startups and emerging companies, we are honored to present this award and look forward to seeing the company continue to grow throughout New England."

More than 400 leaders and stakeholders in the clean energy industry, including company CEOs, government officials, service providers, academics, venture investment firms, labor and large commercial end-users and area utilities attended the Green Tie Gala where Saint-Gobain was recognized, along with other award recipients. 

"We are honored NECEC has recognized Saint-Gobain's ongoing commitment to investing in the New England area, where we employ more than 3,000 employees," said John Crowe, President and CEO of Saint-Gobain and CertainTeed Corporation. "It's our vision to develop construction and renovation solutions for professional customers to ensure that buildings are energy efficient, healthy, comfortable and esthetically superior, while at the same time protecting natural resources. Identifying startups in the New England area and investing in our current business footprint by hiring the best talent is central to us achieving this vision."

About Saint-Gobain in North America

Saint-Gobain, the world's largest building materials company, has its North American headquarters in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. As the world leader in sustainable habitat, Saint-Gobain is committed to inventing solutions to help professionals and communities around the world build and renovate comfortable, healthy, economical and energy-efficient buildings. The company has more than 265 locations in North America and approximately 19,000 employees. In the United States and Canada, Saint-Gobain reported sales of approximately $7.9 billion in 2012.

Recognized as a 2009 and 2010 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Saint-Gobain earned the 2011, 2012 and 2013 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award, the highest level of recognition for outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through energy efficiency. For more information about Saint-Gobain in North America, connect with the company on Facebook and Twitter.

About The New England Clean Energy Council and the NECEC Institute

The New England Clean Energy Council (NECEC, a 501(c)(6) trade member organization) is the lead voice for hundreds of clean energy companies across New England, influencing the energy policy agenda and growing the clean energy economy. The NECEC Institute (a 501(c)(3)) is a leader in programs that support Innovation, Cluster Research & Economic Development and Workforce Development. NECEC's mission is to accelerate New England's clean energy economy to global leadership by building an active community of stakeholders and a world-class cluster of clean energy companies.

As sister entities under the NECEC umbrella, the organizations share a common mission to accelerate New England's clean energy economy to global leadership by building an active community of stakeholders and a world-class cluster of clean energy companies. NECEC leads efforts in Policy, Government Affairs, Communications, Member Benefits and Stakeholder Engagement, while the NECEC Institute executes projects in the areas of Innovation, Cluster & Economic Development and Education & Workforce Development.

Press Contacts:

Saint-Gobain in North America:
Dina Silver Pokedoff, APR
610-341-7031 (office)
484-919-2103 (mobile)

New England Clean Energy Council:
Kate Plourd 
617-500-9333 (office)