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November 18, 2013 16:18 ET

GAF Donates Chopper to Wounded Veteran on New Orange County Choppers TV Show

The Episode Featuring GAF Will Air on Country Music Television on November 23

WAYNE, NJ--(Marketwired - Nov 18, 2013) - GAF, North America's largest roofing manufacturer, will be featured on the new television series Orange County Choppers, which documents the return of Paul Teutul Sr. and the crew at his world-renowned custom motorcycle shop. The episode will air on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 9pm EST on Country Music Television (CMT).

This past August, a GAF-sponsored bike was given away to veteran Robert Dickey, a Purple Heart recipient who was wounded in Afghanistan. Dickey was presented the bike on stage in front of thousands of people before the Kid Rock concert at the Sturgis Motorcycle rally, a huge annual event that draws approximately 500,000 people each year.

GAF is honored to have been selected to appear in this episode, which is a testament to the reputation that GAF and its factory-certified contractors have gained in the marketplace. This particular episode will highlight GAF's successful Roofs for Troops rebate program, a key program that differentiates its Master Elite™ and Certified™ Roofing Contractors.

"We are very proud to offer the Roofs for Troops program here at GAF and have been thrilled to be part of helping thousands of active military and veterans put a quality new roof on their homes," stated Paul Bromfield, senior vice president of marketing at GAF. "It has been another great experience working with OCC and continuing our joint focus on investing in America."

About GAF
Founded in 1886, GAF has become the largest roofing manufacturer in North America. The company's products include a comprehensive portfolio of steep-slope and commercial roofing systems, which are supported by an extensive national network of factory-certified contractors. Its success is driven by its commitment to Advanced Quality, Industry Expertise, and Solutions Made Simple for contractors, specifiers, and property owners alike. In 2011, GAF was the first roofing manufacturer to offer a Lifetime limited warranty on all of its laminated shingles and, in 2012, it introduced the GAF Lifetime Roofing System.

With a focus on social responsibility, GAF has developed Advanced Protection® Shingle Technology, which provides superior durability and wind resistance while reducing the use of scarce natural resources. The company has also developed single-ply and asphaltic membranes with superior durability and high reflectivity to meet the most rigorous industry standards while helping commercial property owners and designers reduce energy consumption.

GAF also supports the roofing industry through CARE, the Center for the Advancement of Roofing Excellence, which has provided education to over 125,000 professionals. CARE's mission is to help professional contractors and distributors build their businesses through sales and management education, and to provide product and installation training to contractors, distributors, architects, property owners, and related industry personnel. For more information about GAF, visit www.gaf.com.

About Orange County Choppers
Orange County Choppers (OCC) is a custom and production motorcycle manufacturer based in Orange County, New York, that was founded by Paul Teutul Sr. and Paul Teutul Jr. in 1999. The company is featured on American Chopper, a reality TV show that debuted in September 2002 on the Discovery Channel, which has contributed to the company's quick rise to fame. In 2007, Discovery Channel's sister channel TLC picked up the series in the United States and Canada, and the show now airs on the Discovery Channel on Monday nights at 9pm ET/PT.

Contact Information

  • For more information contact:
    Alyssa Hall
    Marketing Communications
    973-628-3301
    ahall@gaf.com