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TV Host New Spokesperson For PURPLE® From National Gypsum


DIY Network's host of Mega Dens, Anitra Mecadon, will represent National Gypsum's PURPLE® family of products, helping homeowners understand why using PURPLE drywall at the beginning of a project provides performance, value, and peace of mind that lasts.

An award-winning interior designer, Mecadon describes herself as a "DIY, eco-friendly, made-in-the-USA woman who has hung plenty of drywall." She is in her fourth season as host of Mega Dens and is excited about talking "PURPLE" with homeowners across the country.

"My family was in the construction industry, and I'm trained in interior design, so I understand the importance of good construction practices," Mecadon said. "For me, that starts with picking the right drywall for every project, whether you're building a new home, adding a media room, or remodeling your kitchen or bathroom. I'm a big fan of PURPLE products and have used them for years because they offer so many benefits that last. They're naturally fire resistant, as easy to install and finish as standard drywall, and made in the USA. Those are big pluses for do-it-yourselfers like me."

"We want homeowners to know that all drywall is not created equal, and we believe Anitra Mecadon can help us make that case," said Marketing Director Jay Watt. "Talking about drywall, joint compounds, and grid marks usually is reserved for contractors, builders, remodelers, and drywall hangers, but that's about to change."

Highly charismatic, on the cutting edge, and not afraid to get her hands dirty, Mecadon has designed and helped build hip and edgy restaurants, residences, boutiques, galleries, and other spaces in Atlanta over the past 12 years. With a strong background in art and theater, combined with a degree in interior design, she creates inspiring interiors and exteriors.

Mecadon will be making a media tour to promote the value of PURPLE products and will host the August 19 segment of DIY Network's 2013 Blog Cabin.

About National Gypsum

Our formula for success is based on customer service and National Gypsum's quest to provide products meeting its customers' highest standards. To do this, the company has created the most advanced customer service organization in the industry, updated plants and built modern manufacturing facilities, applied advanced technology to improve product quality, and put increased emphasis on innovation. National Gypsum's 2,700 associates have years of experience in the production of gypsum and related products, cement backerboard underlayment, wall and ceiling system designs, and in servicing design professionals and the construction industry.

The company is a fully integrated building products manufacturer and one of the world's leading gypsum wallboard producers. Placed end to end, the company's annual wallboard production would travel around the earth 14 times. National Gypsum also offers a full line of interior finishing products, including joint compounds, tape, and plasters. Its growing cement board product line has a strong customer base in the United States and several other countries.

Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, the company has 31 manufacturing locations serving major metropolitan centers, as well as eight mines and quarries and research and testing facilities in Charlotte and Buffalo, NY. The Buffalo facility provides full-scale fire, structural and acoustical testing for dozens of companies around the world.

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