Elk Honored with Quality Award
from David Weekley Homes
DallasSeptember 7, 2005 ElkCorp (NYSE: ELK) subsidiary
Elk Premium Building Products, Inc. (Elk), achieved an A
in quality by David Weekley Homes, the nations second largest,
privately held home builder. Elk received a Partners of
Choice Award from the builder, a distinction voted on by
David Weekley Homes team members in its National Trading Partners
Survey. The awards are presented to companies that maintained
an A rating for the previous twelve months. Over 100
suppliers were rated, but only eleven received an award.
The survey is a company-wide effort for David Weekley Homes.
Team members at every level from all markets participate in the
quarterly survey. Companies are rated based upon quality, services,
product training and supplier relations. Each company is assigned
a numeric score ranging from A to F.
Bill Justus, vice president of Supply Chain Services for David
Weekley Homes, implemented the quarterly rating system to test
the responsiveness of its suppliers to the needs of their team
members. At the same time, the survey provides valuable feedback
from David Weekley Homes employees to its suppliers. Elk know
exactly how they are doing in each market and at every level inside
the Weekley organization.
David Weekley Homes sends a powerful message to their customers
by driving quality, starting with the manufacturers and continuing
all the way through the home building process, said Curt
Barker, senior vice president of Sales and Marketing for Elk.
This award is shared by all Elk employees who are involved
daily in maintaining a high quality standard. This is a great
addition to our eighth year in a row receiving the #1 in quality
award from readers of Builder magazine.
The National Trading Partner Survey is sent quarterly to over
175 team members (700 annually). Since its inception in September
2003, David Weekley Homes has seen significant improvement in
the average scores, and high participation inside its organization.
Justus said, Elks demonstrated performance puts them
in a very select group of providers.
Elks strong alliance with David Weekley Homes began 15
years ago. Today, Elk is the supplier of the most laminated shingles
for the Weekley organization.
ElkCorp, through its subsidiaries, manufactures Elk brand premium
roofing and building products (over 90% of consolidated revenue)
and provides technologically advanced products and services to
other industries. Each of ElkCorp's principal operating subsidiaries
is a leader within its particular market. Its common stock is
listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: ELK). See www.elkcorp.com
for more information.
About David Weekley Homes:
David Weekley Homes, founded in 1976, is headquartered in Houston
and operates in 15 cities across the United States. Since inception,
David Weekley Homes has closed more than 40,000 homes with 2004
revenues exceeding $1 billion. For more information about David
Weekley Homes, visit the companys web site at www.davidweekleyhomes.com.