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REHAU Polymer Solutions Center Groundbreaking Ceremony Scheduled for Thursday, September 30, 2010 | Business

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REHAU Polymer Solutions Center Groundbreaking Ceremony Scheduled for Thursday, September 30, 2010

From the Town of Leesburg, VA – At 5:00 pm, on Thursday, September 30, 2010, REHAU will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for their new Polymer Solutions Center, which will be located on the campus of their North American headquarters at 1501 Edwards Ferry Road NE in Leesburg.

“As the North American market continues to be focused toward sustainable building practices that deliver on energy efficiency, ecologically-minded material use and renewable energy sourcing, we are committed to helping our customers, partners and community members understand how best to proceed in this regard,” said Dr. Kathleen Saylor, chief executive officer for REHAU North America. “As part of this goal, we have designed the REHAU Polymer Solutions Center as a structure in which all of our sustainable building technologies can be seen ‘in action’, operating in an integrated fashion as harmonious, whole-building solutions.”

The 1,150 square foot building will feature a comprehensive scope of renewable energy and HVAC systems, including geothermal energy collection, solar collection, ground-source ventilation and radiant heating and cooling technologies.  The center, designed by architect Sheilah Gregg, will also incorporate sustainable building technologies from REHAU partner organizations, such as the AMVIC insulated concrete form (ICF) wall, floor and ceiling systems.

“REHAU’s leadership in this new direction is consistent with their progressive corporate philosophy,” commented Marantha Edwards, Leesburg’s Economic Development Manager.  “We’re proud that REHAU is making this investment in the Town, and continues to call Leesburg their home.”

REHAU is an international polymer innovator in the construction, automotive and industry sectors based in Switzerland.  The company established its North American headquarters in Leesburg in 1979.  The REHAU North American headquarters currently oversees activities across 16 sales offices, 7 plants and 1 distribution center throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Central America.  For more information, please visit www.rehau.com.