Masco Cabinetry and Masco Corporation Foundation Help Local Habitat for Humanity Build 100th House

May 17, 2011

Ann Arbor, Mich. (May 17, 2011) - Masco Cabinetry, manufacturer of three nationally recognized cabinetry brands, KraftMaid®, Merillat®, Quality Cabinets™ and the DeNova™ countertop brand, recently announced a partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley in building the 100th house in Washtenaw County, Mich. The effort to build the property, appropriately named "The Merillat House," in Nancy Park is part of the Habitat Neighborhood Revitalization initiative. Masco Corporation Foundation and Masco Cabinetry, which is now headquartered in Ann Arbor, Mich., will serve as full sponsors.

"We are excited Masco Cabinetry has decided to make its home here in Washtenaw County," said Theresa Finney Dumais, development director at Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley. "And not only are they hiring locally, they are starting to work immediately in the community-within the first couple of months of their move. This company is passionate about affordable housing, giving back, and getting their employees involved."

In addition to funds provided by Masco Corporation Foundation, Masco Cabinetry will donate Merillat cabinetry, DeNova countertops and kitchen design expertise. Masco Corporation will also join the effort with gift-in-kind products such as Milgard® windows, Delta® faucets, BEHR® paint, Aqua Glass® and American Shower and Bath™ utility bathtubs as well as other bathroom fixtures for the home. Masco Cabinetry employees are currently participating in the construction of the house and will work as volunteers on the renovation efforts alongside the new homeowners over the coming weeks.

"When Masco Cabinetry relocated to Ann Arbor, we knew we wanted to continue our tradition of community service," said Karen Strauss, Masco Cabinetry president. "Our partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley's 100th house is a great fit for our company and employees to reaffirm our commitment to our new community."
The Merillat House, is expected to be completed May 2011. The house will eventually be sold to a local, hardworking and industrious family in need.

About Masco Cabinetry
Based in Ann Arbor, Mich., Masco Cabinetry manufactures three national cabinetry brands, KraftMaid, Merillat and QualityCabinets, and the DeNova countertop brand. The company has manufacturing plants and branches/service centers located throughout the United States. Offering an unmatched selection of stylish, high-quality products at a variety of price levels, Masco Cabinetry brands are favored by builders, dealers, distributors and home centers throughout North America. A leader in environmental stewardship, Masco Cabinetry has been granted an Environmental Stewardship Program certificate by the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association. The company is a division of Masco Corporation (NYSE: MAS), of Taylor, Mich., one of the world's largest manufacturers of brand-name consumer products for the home and family.

About Masco Corporation Foundation
The Masco Corporation Foundation supports not-for-profit organizations in the areas of arts, culture, housing and environmental initiatives. Additionally, the Foundation makes limited grants to a number of very specific civic, educational and human service initiatives in the communities where it does business. The Masco Corporation Foundation was founded in 1952 and is funded with contributions from Masco Corporation. Masco Corporation is one of the world's largest manufacturers of brand-name consumer products for the home including Behr® paint, Delta® and Hansgrohe® faucets, bath and shower fixtures and KraftMaid® and Merillat® cabinetry. For more information on the Foundation and the Masco family of brands, visit

About Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley Affiliate
Established in 1989, Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley has built or renovated nearly 100 homes in Washtenaw County. Habitat homeowners qualify for an interest-free mortgage from Habitat, make a modest down payment, and put in at least 300 hours (per adult household member) of "sweat equity" building their home. In 2006, Huron Valley opened a 15,000 square foot home improvement outlet, The Habitat ReStore, which sells new and gently used donated building materials to the public. All proceeds from the ReStore support Habitat's mission of building and renovating homes in Washtenaw County. For more information, visit

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