YouthBuild Philadelphia Tours CertainTeed Research and Development Center

YouthBuild Philly students took a tour of CertainTeed’s newest renovated research and development facility-the Malvern Innovation Center (MIC). The students started out the day with an introduction from Narendar Yeshwanth, Vice President of R&D for CertainTeed roofing. Narendar welcomed the students and presented an overview of the MIC, followed by a safety briefing before the tours.

Narendar Yeshwanth, VP of R&D-CertainTeed roofing welcoming students to the Malvern Innovation Center.

More than 20 YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School students saw a duct board demonstration, networked with CertainTeed researchers, and had a first-hand look at the labs that serve CertainTeed’s insulation, roofing and ceilings businesses.

Chuck Fisher, CertainTeed Analytical Laboratory Supervisor, conducting a lab tour.

RC Antal, Sales District Manager-CertainTeed Insulation conducting the duct board demonstration for students






Students were given the opportunity to network with employees during lunch. Employees answered student questions and shared their career journeys.

YouthBuild and Saint-Gobain team.

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