MiTek Lends a Helping Hand on the BCMC Build 2012 / Habitat for Humanity Project

  MiTek Lends a Helping Hand on the BCMC Build 2012 / Habitat for Humanity
  Project

   Through Donations of Materials and Labor, a Deserving New Orleans Family
                     Achieves the Dream of Home Ownership

Business Wire

CHESTERFIELD, Mo. -- November 14, 2012

MiTek®, a Berkshire Hathaway company (NYSE: BRK-A, NYSE: BRK-B), announced
today that it was honored to be part of the BCMC Build 2012 project, which
recently framed and weathered-in a new home for a New Orleans family.

The BCMC Build 2012 project was part of the recent Building Component
Manufacturers Conference (BCMC) in New Orleans, and this was the third year in
a row that volunteers from the component manufacturing industry have
contributed materials and labor while at the Conference to construct a new
home for a deserving, hard-working family.

BCMC Build 2012 was undertaken in partnership with Habitat for Humanity, New
Orleans and the Structural Building Components Association (SBCA). The
recipients of the home, Karen and Theodore Williams, are life-long residents
of New Orleans who had lost their home to Katrina. Gregg Renner, VP, Marketing
for MiTek USA, was chairman of the BCMC Build 2012 event. MiTek was
instrumental in producing a short documentary about BCMC Build 2012 and the
Williams family, available at this link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxUA7TnnRnE

Completely framed and weathered-in over just one and one-half days, the BCMC
Build 2012 Habitat for Humanity project was also constructed as a showcase for
the efficiency that can be achieved in wood-frame construction through the use
of components (roof trusses, floor trusses, and wall panels) and the software
that guides their design and manufacture. BCMC Build 2012 was made possible
through the generous material and labor contributions of a number of
organizations, including Southern Components, Inc. (through the donation of
roof trusses), Clearspan Components, Inc. (wall panels), Panel Truss Texas,
Inc. (floor systems), Huber Engineered Woods, LLC (sheathing), Cargotec, USA
(crane), Boise Cascade (LVLs), Hull & Associates (framing), USP Structural
Connectors (construction hardware), and MiTek Industries, Inc.

“As a teenager, I had many hardships. But now, I am a proud mother of three
beautiful children and two step-children. Therefore, we have five in all, and
7 grandchildren, too. What a blessing. I am presently employed at LSUHSC and
my husband is a proud veteran. We have always wanted to be homeowners. Habitat
for Humanity has allowed us to do just that. Since we have been part of this
caring organization, our lives have taken a 360. Not only does Habitat help
low-income families, they also build brand new lives. Thanks to Habitat for
Humanity for making our dreams come true,” said Karen Williams, the occupant
of the new Habitat for Humanity home.

“It’s humbling and rewarding to be part of a project like this, and to see
that a little generosity and goodwill can make truly meaningful and
long-lasting changes in people’s lives,” said MiTek’s Gregg Renner, chairman
of BCMC Build 2012. “MiTek is honored to have played a role in making dreams
come true for the Williams family.”

About MiTek

MiTek is the world's leading supplier of state-of-the-art engineered products,
software and services for the building components industry. The Company prides
itself on providing the competitive edge for each of its customers. Although
MiTek’s operations are global, its business focus is always local, and the
Company has a well-earned reputation for innovation and customer dedication.
Every product or service MiTek delivers is designed to answer real customer
needs. MiTek is a Berkshire Hathaway Company (NYSE: BRK-A, NYSE: BRK-B). Learn
more: www.MiTek-US.com.

Contact:

Media Contact:
For MiTek
John D. Wagner, 919-796-9984
Jdwagner@WagnerPR.com
 
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