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Martin Gramatica Returns To New Orleans

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Former Saints kicker Martin Gramatica is returning to New Orleans, but not for football.

Gramatica will be in New Orleans Thursday for the raising of thewalls on a Hurricane Katrina-flooded home being rebuilt with aspecial material known as SIPs - Structural Insulated Panels. Thepanels are sustainable and energy efficient with a high hurricanewind rating. They are used in floors, walls and roofs ofresidential and light commercial buildings.

Gramatica and his brother Bill have formed - Gramatica Group LLC- to provide architectural designs, engineering services andinstallation of SIPs throughout the southeastern United States.

Gramatica, currently an NFL free agent, was drafted in 1999 byTampa Bay. He's also had stints with Indianapolis, New England andDallas.

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