TOLEDO, Ohio, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Great Place to Work(R) Institute and Revista Epoca, a leading news magazine in Brazil, recently named Owens Corning (OTC Bulletin Board: OWENQ.OB) one of the best places to work in Latin America. This is the third consecutive year that Owens Corning has been listed as one of the top 100 employers in the region. The selection process was based on research conducted by the Great Place to Work(R) Institute, a U.S.-based global workplace research and consulting firm. The Institute evaluated employees' opinions of their employers and workplace environments through an employee survey. Companies receiving the honor achieved high marks in the areas of credibility, respect, impartiality, pride and good fellowship. "Being recognized by the Great Place to Work(R) Institute and Revista Epoca magazine is a great tribute to our employees, and an affirmation of the culture that we have at Owens Corning," said Joseph High, senior vice president, Human Resources. "We are committed to offering an inspiring work environment that creates the best employee experience possible as we work together to deliver solutions, transform markets and enhance lives around the world." Owens Corning has had a presence in Brazil since 1979, when it established a plant in Rio Claro that today manufactures composite solutions for use in the automotive and telecommunication industries. The company also has operations in Mexico. "All around the world, Owens Corning improves the way people live, work and play by constantly asking ourselves how we can make things better," said Carlos Valdez, vice president and managing director of Owens Corning Latin America. "This philosophy not only helps us create value for our customers, but it also helps us make Owens Corning a better place to work year after year." Great Place to Work(R) Institute, Inc. is a global research and consulting firm dedicated to "building a better society by helping companies transform their workplaces." Great Place to Work(R) Institute works with FORTUNE magazine, HR Magazine and other leading publications in 28 countries around the world to publish and recognize the "Best Companies to Work for." Through its education, consulting and best companies list activities, Great Place to Work(R) Institute recognizes the world's best workplaces and provides information and advisory services to those who seek to create great workplaces of their own. In addition to its global headquarters in San Francisco, Great Place to Work(R) Institute has 28 affiliates in countries throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia. www.greatplacetowork.com Owens Corning is a world leader in building materials systems and composite solutions. A Fortune 500 company for more than 50 years, Owens Corning people redefine what is possible each day to deliver high-quality products and services ranging from insulation, roofing, siding and stone, to glass composite materials used in transportation, electronic, telecommunications and other high-performance applications. Since the company's founding in 1938, Owens Corning has become a market-leading innovator of glass fiber technology with sales of $6.3 billion in 2005 and 20,000 employees in 26 countries. Additional information is available at www.owenscorning.com.
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