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Polyglass Announces New Director of Sales

Polyglass U.S.A., Inc. announces that Dan Nichols has been appointed Director of Sales, responsible for leading the sales team with a focus on strategy and sustained profitable growth across the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean.

Well-known in the roofing industry, Mr. Nichols has more than 30 years of experience in sales and business development. He has successfully executed growth strategies while holding roles of progressive responsibility and scope. Mr. Nichols is skilled at growing revenues and profits in existing and new markets.

Prior to joining Polyglass, he was National Vice President of Sales for a leading roofing contractor in the United States, where he was instrumental in the growth of the company. He also spent a decade leading a large internal and field sales team for a major manufacturer of concrete roof tile products.

With a proven track record of fostering long-term business relationships with customers, business partners, and industry experts, Mr. Nichols has a passion and knowledge of the industry that will be invaluable in meeting customer needs and helping to bring innovative solutions and quality products to the marketplace.

For more information, visit polyglass.us.

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ARMA Releases 2018 Q4 Report on Asphalt Roofing Product Shipments

The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) has released its Quarterly Product Shipment Report, covering asphalt roofing product shipments in the United States and Canada in the final quarter of 2018. The report includes year-to-date shipment information and a comparison with the prior year’s data.

“By issuing these reports, ARMA is providing the interested members of the public an opportunity to stay up-to-date on the asphalt roofing industry,” said ARMA’s Executive Vice President Reed Hitchcock.

Asphalt Roofing Product Shipments

Shipments (squares) Q4-2018 Q4-2017 % Change YTD 2018 YTD 2017 % Change
Shingles – US (including Individual shingles) 29,962,044 30,379,426 -1.4% 143,453,436 151,098,256 -5.1%
BUR – US (not including saturated felts) 1,674,370 2,170,704 -22.9% 7,919,157 9,290,841 -14.8%
Modified Bitumen – US 7,800,172 7,853,109 -0.7% 35,387,384 34,361,438 3.0%
Shingles – Canada(including Individualshingles) 1,305,005 1,969,802 -33.7% 14,355,450 14,876,926 -3.5%

Roofing product shipment data is collected from participating manufacturers by an independent third party, Association Research Inc., and aggregated to create this report.

For more information, visit https://asphaltroofing.org.

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FlashCo Unveils New Edge Program

FlashCo unveiled its new Edge Program designed for single-ply roofing contractors at the 2019 International Roofing Expo. The Edge Program enables qualified single-ply contractors to contact FlashCo first regarding their accessories needs. By contacting FlashCo directly, roofing contractors can quickly get their questions answered by the flashings fabricator, and provide FlashCo with their accessories list. FlashCo will then contact the contractor’s membrane manufacturer and distributor to make sure the right parts get to the contractor at the right time. The FlashCo Edge Program ensures a smooth and painless process for the contractor, keeping them informed regarding the status of their accessories.

“We are very excited to discuss this program with contractors and we felt like the IRE show would be a good venue to introduce it to the industry,” says FlashCo President, Greg Morrow. “Having done this for the past nineteen years, FlashCo has learned quite a bit about the accessories process. It’s often a forgotten part of the roofing project and as one of the final steps, it’s critical for contractors to be able to finish their job and move on to the next one. However, the process of getting the right accessories can be challenging for contractors and it comes up for both NDL and non-NDL jobs. The process can be slow with multiple steps and trying to communicate custom needs through multiple parties. FlashCo has made its name on speed and we recognized this as another opportunity to quickly get contractors exactly what they need. By talking with us directly, we can eliminate any confusion and get the process rolling right away.”

The Edge Program will initially be available for single-ply, commercial roofing contractors on both NDL and non-NDL jobs. Because FlashCo works with all of the major roofing manufacturers and distributors, FlashCo representatives will handle all of the necessary coordination with the manufacturer and distributor contacts. All FlashCo products will continue to be sold through roofing distributors, but with the Edge Program, contractors have a one stop for their accessories needs from product information to custom design consultation to delivery schedules.

“An important part of the Edge Program is our relationships with the manufacturers and distributors,” says FlashCo Director of Sales, Bill Bartell. “We’ve built great relationships with all of our partners and this program is an enhancement of those connections. By talking directly with the contractor, we can eliminate a lot of back and forth that’s time consuming for everyone. We really want to deliver the industry a streamlined process that makes the accessories easier for everyone. Ultimately, we know our partners want to provide a great experience for their contractors, and the Edge Program is another way in which we can help to deliver that great experience.”

The FlashCo Edge program will be incorporated into each of FlashCo’s five plant locations spread throughout the U.S. enabling representative availability from 8am Eastern to 5pm Pacific. In addition, the five locations allow FlashCo to deliver 90% of orders within three days.

“We’re really pumped up about the chance to talk with contractors about the Edge program during the IRE show,” explains Greg. “Too often we hear about the challenges and frustrations that contractors have trying to get their accessories. We want to eliminate all of that and give them a nice smooth, painless process instead, one that benefits them and also our partners. We’ll be introducing the program at IRE and then rolling it out throughout the industry shortly thereafter.”

For more information, visit www.FlashCoMfg.com/Edge.

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ABC Supply Co. Inc. Opens Branch in Gloucester Virginia

ABC Supply Co. Inc., opened a branch at 7718 Crab Thicket Road in Gloucester, Virginia. The location will provide professional contractors with access to the products, services and industry expertise they need to run and grow their businesses.

Logan Nonnemacker will manage the branch. Nonnemacker worked for Norandex as an outside sales representative before ABC Supply acquired the company in 2015. He then moved to ABC Supply’s Norfolk, Virginia, branch to continue working with customers through outside sales. Nonnemacker graduated from Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia, with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and a minor in leadership.

ABC Supply now has 25 locations throughout Virginia with the opening of the Gloucester location. 

“Logan has done an exceptional job helping contractors grow their businesses over the years, and he’s going to use his experiences to lead the Gloucester team to do the same for their contractor customers,” said Tom Kuchan, vice president of ABC Supply’s Northeast Region. “The team is looking forward to welcoming the area’s contractors to our ABC Supply family, making their jobs easier and providing the support they need to be successful.” 

ABC Supply branches, like the Gloucester branch, feature Solution Centers. At Solution Centers, contractors can take advantage of the comprehensive product displays and access to product samples to help finalize customers’ decisions. Contractors can even schedule an appointment with an ABC Supply sales rep to assist their customers, show them requested products and brands, and answer any questions that they have.

Branch hours are 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday and 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday. The phone number is (804) 695-2766.

For more information, visit www.abcsupply.com

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Tilcor Roofing Systems Announces Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Tilcor Roofing Systems announced the hiring of Dave Mills as the company’s first Vice President of Sales and Marketing. In his new role, Mills will manage all aspects of Tilcor’s marketing and sales efforts, establishing Tilcor as the highest-value roofing option for customers throughout North America. 

Mills is a long-time sales and marketing veteran, holding numerous executive positions with roofing manufacturers such as Boral Roofing and Eagle Roofing Products. In addition to his considerable experience in the roofing category, Mills has rounded out his marketing and sales expertise through executive positions in the healthcare and beverage industries. 

“We’ve been pursuing Dave for a long time and now that he’s a member of the team, we expect demand for the Tilcor line of products to take a significant leap forward,” stated Cameron Ross, Director, Tilcor. “Dave knows the industry, brings an infectious enthusiasm to the job, and simply gets things done, a perfect set of attributes for working at Tilcor.”  

Mills is well respected within the roofing industry. His accomplishments include twice being selected by his peers to serve as Marketing Chair of the Tile Roofing Institute, a non-profit association of concrete and clay-tile producers. While serving as Marketing Chair, Mills helped implement the innovative certified-installer program for roofing contractors, ensuring they meet or exceed industry installation guidelines

“Leading the Tilcor sales and marketing team is a truly unique opportunity to educate the market on one of the most pioneering roofing technologies ever invented,” said Mills. “The Ross Roof Group has a vision in perfect alignment with my beliefs, starting with putting the roofing contractor at the epicenter of our approach to advise and serve our customers.”  

For more information, visit www.tilcorroofingusa.com.

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Mule-Hide Products Co. Introduces New Fluid-Applied Roofing Systems Brochure

From product charts to application tips, the new Fluid-Applied Roofing Systems brochure from Mule-Hide Products Co. guides contractors and building owners in selecting roof coatings to extend the service life and enhance the performance of an existing roofing system.

The brochure includes:

  • Overviews of three key roof coating types (silicone, acrylic and SEBS), including their attributes, their key performance characteristics, and the types of applications they are best-suited for
  • Side-by-side comparisons of coating system types by substrate. These charts help contractors and building owners choose the best solution for a job based on substrate type, budget, environmental conditions and roof complexity
  • Tips and best practices to help ensure successful roof coating installations
  • Design points by substrate

For more information, visit www.mulehide.com

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SPFA Announces National Industry Excellence Award Winners

The Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA), the educational and technical resource to the spray polyurethane foam (SPF) industry, today announced the winners of the 14th Annual SPFA National Industry Excellence Awards. Winners of the prestigious industry awards program represent standout contractors and projects in the Spray Polyurethane Foam sector in insulation, roofing and specialty applications, as well as in elastomeric coatings. The winners were recognized in front of their peers and industry at the awards luncheon held onsite at the Sprayfoam Show 2019 Convention & Expo in Daytona Beach, Florida on February 6.

“This year our judges were blown away by the caliber and diversity of projects submitted for these prestigious awards,” said Denny Vandewater, Owner of Sadler Coating Systems Eagle Grove, IA, SPFA Past-President and Chairman of the 2019 SPFA Awards Program. “While we are only able to honor some of our contractor entries each year, we are very pleased with all of the projects reviewed this year as they represent best practices, innovation and the highest achievable performance of spray polyurethane foam.”

The awards program recognizes standout projects in six categories including: SPF Roof Under 40,000 Square Feet; SPF Roof Over 40,000 Square Feet; Elastomeric Roof Coatings; Commercial Wall Foam; Residential Wall Foam; and Specialty Applications.

The winners and runners up of the 14th Annual SPFA National Industry Excellence Awards include:

· West Roofing Systems with supplier Accella for John Muir Elementary in Parma, Ohio (Winner – SPF Roof Under 40,000 Square Feet)

· Cool-Roof Systems with supplier National Coatings Corporation for The Plunge at Belmont Park in San Diego, California (Runner up – SPF Roof Under 40,000 Square Feet)

· Wedge Roofing with supplier Everest Systems for Birkenstock USA Headquarters in Novato, California (Winner – SPF Roof Over 40,000 Square Feet)

· Central Coating Company, Inc. with supplier Carlisle Roof Foam & Coatings for Rodney Strong Vineyards – A Roofing & Solar Project in Healdsburg, California (Runner up – SPF Roof Over 40,000 Square Feet)

· Roof Asset Management, Inc. and supplier National Coatings Corp. for Lucix Corporation Facility in Camarillo, California (Winner – Elastomeric Roof Coatings)

· West Roofing Systems and supplier Henry for MK Asset Management in Norcross, Georgia, Des Plaines, Illinois, and Round Lake Beach, Illinois (Runner up – Elastomeric Roof Coatings)

· Purefoam Roofing & Insulation with supplier NCFI for the Central Lab Phase 7 in Frankfort, Kentucky (WINNER – Commercial Wall Foam)

· Houlden Contractors with supplier Icynene-Lapolla for the Houlden Contractors Western Division Headquarters in Chass County, Nebraska (Runner up – Commercial Wall Foam)

· Coastal Insulation with supplier Icynene-Lapolla for the Upper West Side NYC Condominiums (346 & 350 West 71st Street) in New York, New York (WINNER – Residential Wall Foam)

· Fencil Urethane Systems with supplier SWD Urethane for Eagle’s Bluff in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin (Runner up – Residential Wall Foam)

· STA-AESS-RES, LLC dba “Foam Shielding Technologies” with supplier NCFI for Gamma Guard Radiation Shielding Polyurethane Foam; Tank Waste Radiation Shielding & Macro-Encapsulation in Richland, Washington (WINNER – Specialty Applications)

· Elite Insulation & PolyPro LLC and supplier Icynene-Lapolla for Interstate 81 Reed Creek, Wythe County Bridges in Virginia (Runner up – Specialty Applications)

“We are incredibly proud of all of our participating contractor members and these innovative projects completed throughout 2018,” said Tiffiny Flaim, President of the SPFA. “Projects like these prove the energy efficiency, durability, variety of use, and performance capabilities of spray foam and remind us why we are all so passionate about SPF.”

The annual awards are a key part of the Sprayfoam Show 2019, the nation’s largest annual event dedicated to spray polyurethane foam. The annual convention and expo also features: onsite exams and training for the SPFA’s Professional Certification Program; a robust exhibit hall showcasing more than 95 booth displays; a four-day educational program including more than 30 break-out sessions; the Annual Golf Tournament; VIP events; member and contractor-only events; and an entertainment filled Closing Party. Attendees at the Sprayfoam Show 2019 represent the complete Spray Polyurethane Foam industry and value chain, as well as the general public. 

For more information, visit http://www.sprayfoam.org and  www.thesprayfoamshow.com.

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GAF Energy Announces Head of Research and Development

GAF Energy, a Standard Industries company focused on transforming solar roofing, announced that Gabriela Bunea has joined the company as Head of Research and Development. In her new role based in the Bay Area, Dr. Bunea will lead development and innovation of solar technology at GAF Energy.

“Gabi is a world class leader in solar technology, and we are thrilled for her to direct our R&D efforts at GAF Energy,” said David Winter, co-CEO of Standard Industries. “Her technical expertise and creative approach to energy-efficient solutions will be central in driving innovation and helping us achieve our mission to generate energy from every roof.”

Led by Martin DeBono, GAF Energy is driving the next frontier of integrated solar technology directly into rooftop materials. Given the scale of investment and GAF’s broad customer base, GAF Energy is in a prime position to accelerate the adoption of affordable residential rooftop solar, delivering high quality products at scale. With Dr. Bunea at the helm, GAF Energy’s research and development team will design the solar roof of the future.

“Gabi has a proven track record in the solar industry, and she brings unparalleled technical expertise to GAF Energy,” added David Millstone, co-CEO of Standard Industries. “Combining our strategic focus and the scale of our roofing businesses with Gabi’s innovative leadership will pioneer new and affordable solar solutions for our customers around the world.”

Dr. Bunea brings 20 years of extensive technical experience and leadership in the solar and microelectronics industries to GAF Energy, most recently as Vice President of Research, Development and Deployment at SunPower Corporation. Prior to that, she held multiple roles managing Module Research, Development, Deployment and Product Design at SunPower, and previously worked as a Member of the Technical Staff in the Microelectronics Division at Lucent Technology. She holds a Ph.D. in Physics from Boston University and is an active member in IEEE Women in Engineering.

For more information, visit www.gaf.energy.

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Yellow Walkway Coating System Protects Roof From Foot Traffic

Metacrylics introduces a new yellow coating system that allows installers to create distinct, walkable paths to roof areas and access points that require routine maintenance. WalkwayYellow provides a textured surface, protecting the roof from damage caused by repeated foot traffic. 

WalkwayYellow can be installed on coated and non-coated roofs as an alternative to solid walkway products. Because it is liquid applied, WalkwayYellow allows for custom walkway paths to better accommodate the roof layout. The product can also be used to clearly identify roof edges, equipment, and other areas to avoid. 

Gary Rosenfield, vice president and general manager of Metacrylics, said, “We are excited to offer this additional product to our coatings line. We believe it adds significant value, and saves the cost of walkway pads required on many commercial roofs.”

According to the manufacturer, WalkwayYellow meets the ANSI A137.1 dynamic coefficient of friction requirements in the international building code. 

For more information, visit www.metacrylics.com.

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Duro-Last®, Inc. Honors Contractor of the Year and Annual Project Awards at 2019 National Sales Seminar

Duro-Last Project Awards were recognized throughout Seminar activities for the fourth year in a row.

Duro-Last’s annual National Sales Seminar, held January 20th through 22nd in Orlando, Florida, welcomed more than 1,900 guests representing over 250 companies. The highly-anticipated event honored multiple contractors for their outstanding dedication and workmanship over the past year.

The top honor of 2018 Contractor of the Year was awarded to a longtime Duro-Last contractor during the annual Awards Banquet. Parsons Commercial Roofing from Waco, Texas, earned the Contractor of the Year distinction for their exceptional work on complex projects, attention to detail, customer service, and outstanding sales throughout 2018. Parsons Commercial Roofing, an authorized Duro-Last contractor for more than 20 years, also earned the distinction of a Duro-Last Platinum contractor over this past year and achieved over $8 million in sales.

Additionally, Duro-Last Project Awards were recognized throughout Seminar activities for the fourth year in a row. This category-specific competition honored contractors who completed outstanding projects in six unique divisions. Award winners and categories included:

Project of the Year Award.

Recognizing the project that best utilizes all aspects of a Duro-Last Roofing System and demonstrates a dedication to outstanding workmanship, best practices, innovation and customer service.

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Contractor: Elliott Roofing of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Project: Osage Casino & Hotel – Tulsa, Oklahoma

Edge-to-Edge & Deck-to-Sky™ Award
Recognizing the project that best utilizes Duro-Last products for the entire roofing system – from Edge-to-Edge & Deck-to-Sky.

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Contractor: Freeman Sheet Metal of Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Project: Holt High School – Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Metal Roofing Award
Recognizing the project that best utilizes EXCEPTIONAL® Metals metal roofing and wall panels.

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Contractor: Independent Roofing Systems of Jackson, Mississippi
Project: National Warmwater Aquaculture Center (NWAC) at Mississippi State University Delta Research and Extension Center – Stoneville, Mississippi

Sustainability Award
Recognizing the project that best utilizes Duro-Last products or services to reduce the environmental impact of the building.

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Contractor: Versatile Roofing of Grand Rapids, Michigan
Project: Buchanan Elementary School – Grand Rapids, Michigan

Specialty Membrane Award
Recognizing the project that best utilizes Duro-Last roll good products, including Rock-Ply® and Shingle-Ply® prints.

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Contractor: Crossmark Roofing Solutions of Charlotte, North Carolina
Project: Freedom High School – Morganton, North Carolina

For more information on the projects that were recognized during the Duro-Last National Sales Seminar, visit the Duro-Last YouTube page at www.youtube.com/DuroLastRoofing to view the award videos.

A Lot of Education, A Little Fun.
The theme of this year’s Seminar was “Power of Partnership,” highlighting the value of the strong partnerships between Duro-Last and authorized contractors, and the opportunities that those partnerships provide. Breakout sessions hosted by Duro-Last employees and industry experts covered topics such as contractor websites, employee recruitment and retention, tax reform changes, Duro-Last installation tips and tricks, Duro-Shield™ Coatings, EXCEPTIONAL®Metals insights, cost savings with Duro-Guard® Polyiso, and more.

While education and networking were at the core of Seminar activities, contractors were able to relax and celebrate throughout the event as well. Attendees dressed to the nines for the annual Awards Banquet where contractors were recognized for their outstanding achievements throughout 2018, and everyone enjoyed a night of New York City magic at the finale party on the New York City set at Universal Studios.

Another fun event, the annual Dick Jozwiak Memorial Golf Tournament, hosted over 25 teams this year. With an overall score of 65, Rodney Castilleja, Zach Cross, Jeff Strain and Kevin Strain from Parsons Commercial Roofing took home the First Place title.

“Every year we work hard to fill the Duro-Last Sales Seminar with as much relevant and helpful information as we can while also making it fun,” said Duro-Last Chairman of the Board, Jack Burt. “We know it is something our contractors look forward to and we never let them down.”

For more information on how to become an authorized Duro-Last contractor and be able to attend this terrific event in 2020, Click Here.

About Duro-Last®, Inc.
Known as the “World’s Best Roof®”, Duro-Last®, Inc. is the world’s largest manufacturer of custom-fabricated, thermoplastic single-ply roofing systems. Factory controlled custom-fabrication can eliminate up to 85% of field seams, resulting in lower on-site labor costs and easier installation. Duro-Last’s roofing systems are sustainable and durable. Over two billion square feet of Duro-Last membrane has been installed throughout North America. Duro-Last is headquartered in Saginaw, Michigan with additional manufacturing facilities in Grants Pass, Oregon; Jackson, Mississippi; Sigourney, Iowa; Carrollton, Texas; and Ludlow, Massachusetts. For more information on Duro-Last, call 800-248-0280 or visit www.duro-last.com.


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