WAYNE, NJ--(Marketwire - Nov 26, 2012) - GAF, North America's largest roofing manufacturer, will be featured on the popular series American Chopper in its final episode to include a customer-commissioned motorcycle. The episode will air on December 3, 2012 at 9pm EST on the Discovery Channel, leading to the end of the show's 10-year run.
During the episode, the crew at Orange County Choppers, custom motorcycle manufacturer, designs and builds a custom bike that embodies GAF's core principles of quality and innovation, as well as focusing on the fact that GAF is an American-owned company with 26 plants in the U.S. employing thousands of Americans. Representatives from GAF and Paul Teutul Sr., owner of Orange County Choppers, unveil the GAF Chopper during an event held at the OCC shop in Newburgh, NY.
"GAF is thrilled to have partnered with Orange County Choppers for the last customer-commissioned bike that will appear on American Chopper. It is an honor for GAF to be a part of the last season and work with another great American company with quality, innovative products," explained Paul Bromfield, Senior Vice President of Marketing at 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.