Released on: February 13, 2008, 1:45 pm

Press Release Author: Larry Moore

Industry: Industrial

Press Release Summary: From the homeowner that is environmentally conscious to the
architect that is designing a project to achieve an industry certification, Masonite
has the answer in its Safe 'N Sound, and Safe 'N Sound EmeraldT series interior

Press Release Body: Tampa, FL., February, 13, 2008 - In response to a grassroots
movement in the building products industry Masonite, the world leader in
manufacturing of Interior and Exterior doors, announced today that at the 2008
International Builder Show it will again expand on its founders 84 year old vision
of environmental stewardship by launching two new interior doors, the Safe 'N Sound
and the Safe 'N Sound Emerald.

Recent research has shown that the residential housing markets' desire for "Green
products" is here to stay. "It's apparent by the volume of requests we receive that
the market clearly has a desire for Green products," said John Stahl, Product
Manager - Interior Molded and Flush Doors and Chairman of the Masonite Green
Council. "While most requests are simply for environmentally friendly doors,
occasionally specific components or construction methods are necessary. As a result
Masonite has released two new solid core interior doors that feature DorCor, a low
density core made from rapidly renewable wheat straw."

Safe 'N Sound

The Safe 'N Sound a solid core interior passage door made with DorCor will meet the
need of the environmentally conscious customer who isn't under the regulations
established by program developing agencies.

Masonite's standard Safe 'N Sound door has always contained several "Green"
attributes. Every Safe 'N Sound door is constructed with wheat-straw based DorCor
and therefore contains Rapidly Renewable content, Post-Industrial Recycled content
and low emitting for Formaldehyde using ASTM test methods.

Consumers do not have to sacrifice superior quality for environmental stewardship.
Safe 'N Sound doors will maintain premium quality characteristics such as the heft
and feel of Solid Wood doors, ease of installation, reduction of sound transmission,
and the beauty of architecturally correct designs.

"By offering our existing Safe 'N Sound door with these "Green" attributes, we are
giving our customers the opportunity to get the same quality product while being
environmentally responsible at the same time," adds Stahl.

The Safe 'N Sound door is available in both the Molded Panel Series and Anniversary
Collection. Safe 'N Sound is available in passage and bifold doors in 6'8", 7'0"
and 8'0" heights; 1'0" through 3'0" passage widths; 2'0", 2'6", 3'0" bifold widths;
1-3/8" DorCor Solid Core construction.

Safe 'N Sound Emerald

The unique construction of the Safe 'N Sound Emerald door will afford discerning
customers the ability to meet several industry certifications such as the USGBC
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and the NAHB Green Home
Building Guidelines.

"One of the most common requests we receive from customers seeking an industry
certification is a door that is constructed without any added urea-formaldehyde,"
says Stahl. "The Safe 'N Sound Emerald, constructed with wheat-straw based DorCor,
and other specific components yields a door that meets the no-added UF requirement."

In addition to all of the attributes found in the standard Safe 'N Sound, the Safe
'N Sound Emerald is constructed with no-added UF and is also Forestry Stewardship
Council (FSC) certified. This potent combination provides architects and other
green specifiers a much needed contribution towards the Green Association
Certification points required to achieve the certification they are seeking.

The Safe 'N Sound Emerald door is available in all the same sizes and designs as the
standard Safe 'N Sound door. Additional information and technical data sheets are
available for both the Safe 'N Sound door and the Safe 'N Sound Emerald door by
contacting Masonite at 1-800-663-DOOR.

For more information on the Masonite Safe 'N Sound, Safe 'N Sound Emerald or other
Masonite doors, individuals may visit or call toll-free at

Masonite is one of the world's leading manufacturers of interior doors and entry
door systems. Throughout the company's 80 year history, Masonite has maintained its
focus on leading-edge innovation, manufacturing excellence and superior customer
service. Masonite is committed to delivering product and service innovations that
will enhance beauty, functionality and architectural design to its customers around
the world. Builders, remodelers, architects and homeowners rely on Masonite
products to create homes of distinction while at the same time remaining
environmentally responsible.

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