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Program builds on EIFS market position as the ‘cladding of choice’

TORONTO – The EIFS Council of Canada (ECC) continues the roll-out of its industry leading EIFS Quality Assurance Program (EQI) across Canada in keeping with the construction industry’s growing commitment to sustainable and performance based design. Building on EIFS’ current position as the “cladding of choice,” the EIFS Quality Assurance Program delivers a significant industry response as it prepares for accelerated EIFS market share growth.

“This is a game changer for the cladding space,” commented John M. Garbin, President/CEO, EIFS Council of Canada. “It’s the first certified quality assurance program for any cladding system in North America.” From design through manufacturing of materials to assembly and in-place performance, certified and licensed EIFS professionals across the EIFS value chain will transform the industry. “These highly qualified professionals will successfully raise the bar across the entire cladding spectrum as owners and design professionals come to appreciate the value proposition we are delivering,” Garbin added. “The response and support that continues to build from the user and regulatory community has been inspiring and represents a satisfying validation of our industries efforts.”

The EIFS Council of Canada formed a not-for-profit corporation called the EIFS Quality Assurance Program Inc. (EQI). EQI owns the intellectual property rights and trademarks of the EIFS QAP and will be responsible for the overall operation of the program. EQI has several key components: Research & Development, Standards & Specifications, Manufacturer Evaluation, Accreditation & Licensing, Contractor Accreditation & Licensing, Mechanic Certification & Licensing, Documentation, Site Auditor Certification & Licensing, Conflict Resolution, 3rd Party Warranty.

About the EIFS Council of Canada

Founded in 1987, the ECC, a national non-profit industry trade association, represents the overall EIFS industry in Canada. The ECC membership is comprised of EIFS manufacturers, distributors, component suppliers, contractors, building science/design consultants, affiliates and financial services companies. The ECC serves as the “official voice” of the EIFS industry with a mandate to provide for the advancement and growth of the industry across the country, through advocacy, education and marketing. For more information, visit www.eifscouncil.org.

EIFS Council of Canada Contact: John M. Garbin, President/CEO, 70 Leek Crescent, Richmond Hill, ON L4B 1H1, Direct Line: 416 847-9155, Office: 416-499-4000 ext. 121, Fax: 416-499-8752, Email: jgarbin@eifscouncil.org