Kett’s KD-441 use a five-amp pistol grip, 0‐2,500 RPM variable-speed electric motor that cuts through cold rolled (C.R.) mild steel (up to 24 gauge), wire mesh to 18 gauge, spiral pipe, metal studs, plastics and rubber, with a scissor action – all at speeds up to 2,500 strokes per minute. The scissor shears weigh five pounds and have an adjustable cutting speed that can be tailored for individual cutting needs. All shear heads are precision made in the U.S. featuring A-2 tool steel blades for durability.
The KD-441 Scissor Shears are available through authorized dealers. For more information or to locate a dealer, visit the website or call (513)271-0333.
B&M Roofing, a Colorado-owned company, will mark 70 years of service to Front Range residential and commercial clients starting this month.
Since 1947, B&M Roofing has put its commitment to excellence at the forefront of every project it handles. As a founding member of the Roofing Alliance for Progress and an advocate for on-site safety, B&M Roofing has made it a priority to steer the industry. From commercial projects such as the Denver Coliseum and Coors field to residential construction and emergency repair.
“We’ve been fortunate to be able to balance our long-range vision against commercial and residential divisions,” Brad Taylor, vice president says. “Everything works together to allow us to provide every customer the benefit of our experience.”
Founded in Fort Collins in 1947 as a single-truck operation, B&M Roofing has grown to provide service to thousands of customers a year. Emphasizing customer service and safety on every project, B&M Roofing understands its 70-year tradition of excellence was built one roof at a time, and strives to continue to build on that tradition with every project it completes in 2017.
DEWALT Charlotte, N.C. manufacturing plant has celebrated a milestone, as the professional tool brand’s 10-millionth tool rolled off the production line. Company executives were on hand to build the 10-millionth tool, a 20V MAX XR Lithium Ion Brushless 3-Speed Hammer Drill (DCD996P2).
Across its seven U.S. manufacturing plants, the brand produced more than 90 million individual products made in the USA with global materials in 2016, an almost 50 percent increase from the 62 million individual products in 2015, just one year earlier. This is an accomplishment towards the brand’s effort to expand its domestic manufacturing using global materials, an effort that began in 2013. In addition to Charlotte, DEWALT operates manufacturing facilities in New Britain, Conn.; Greenfield, Ind.; Hampstead, Md.; Shelbyville, Ky.; Cheraw, S.C.; and Jackson, Tenn.
Frank Mannarino, president of DEWALT Professional Products Group says, “Year after year, DEWALT has increased its production of tools made in the U.S. with global materials. We have worked hard to drive productivity and efficiency at our manufacturing facilities, delivering products with the same guaranteed quality customers have come to know and expect from the brand. We are a global brand proud to have been founded in the U.S. and proud to continue to manufacture in the U.S.”
DEWALT understands that buying American products and building the American economy are important to its customers. Connie Grant, an employee at the Charlotte plant states, “It makes me proud to work for a company that values the American workforce.”
DEWALT is committed to crafting tools as strong as its American pride. Visit the website to learn more about DEWALT products.
Polyglass USA Inc. is celebrating 25 years of producing roofing and waterproofing materials for the North American roofing industry. Polyglass will commemorate this milestone with its customers throughout 2017.
Polyglass is a manufacturer of modified bitumen roof membranes, elastomeric roof coatings and underlayments. Founded in the early 1950s by roofing contractors in northern Italy, Polyglass established its first manufacturing plant in the 1960s serving roofing contractors across Europe. The company grew and expanded operations into the U.S. in 1992 with its first location in Fernley, Nev. By 2006, Polyglass had grown to three US facilities with the addition of plants in Pennsylvania and Florida.
In 2008, Polyglass was acquired by Mapei, a global manufacturer of adhesives, sealants and construction materials for the building industry. Since the acquistion, Polyglass has added a manufacturing location in Arizona, with an additional facility in Texas slated to be operational at the end of 2017. The Polyglass manufacturing facilities are ISO 9001:2008 certified and strategically located to serve its customers.
“Celebrating 25 years of successfully developing and producing roofing solutions that has helped transform the roofing industry would not be possible without our committed employees,” says CEO Natalino Zanchetta. “With a focus on quality, Polyglass has developed solutions for use in every climate and we continue to innovate to meet the changing needs of our customers.”
Since developing its first compound formula decades ago, Polyglass has added hundreds of products that extend the roof-life cycle, help manage building energy loads and enhance building aesthetics. With the launch of patented ADESO Technology, Polyglass provided a way to install modified bitumen membranes. Polyglass also developed patented CURE Technology, a thin film technology applied to membranes during the manufacturing process to increase reflectivity, durability, stain and UV resistance, granule retention and energy efficiency.
As part of its commitment to customers, Polyglass offers continuing education through Polyschool, a two-day training program that teaches best practices in the installation of Polyglass’ commercial and residential products. Polyglass has also developed a customer loyalty program with its Q Rewards program – rewarding its customers for their Polyglass product purchases.
The colored EPDM granules are embedded in freshly applied 100 percent Silicone Roof Coating, creating paths to and around heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC) equipment and other areas that require regular inspection and maintenance. Once it is broadcast into the silicone coating, and any loose materials are vacuumed from the surface after the coating has fully cured.
The granules are available in gray and yellow.
A new roofing product approval has been given to Union Corrugating regarding its Advantage Lok II 26 gauge concealed fastener standing seam panel used for residential and commercial roofs.
This Florida Building Code Approval, FL21677.1, provides improvements over previous product approvals. The approval offers increased fastener spacing, up to 13-7/8 inches on center, along with other improvements. High wind conditions and corner zone requirements are also enhanced:
- Expanded fastener spacing options (other than 6 inches on center)
- Use of the slotted fastening flange (provides improved expansion/contraction)
- Includes optional use over asphalt shingles
- Improvements on load results
- Covers application over most all solid substrate types (7/16 inch OSB being the minimum)
- More accessible sealant options for the sidelap/retainer adhesive types
The GAF Education Center will debut at the 2017 International Roofing Expo (IRE) , offering attendees a curriculum of eight condensed classes dedicated exclusively to roofing industry education, not product pitches.
Through eight, 45-minute sessions in the GAF Education Center, trainers will teach roofing industry strategies that will help attendees build skills, think critically and arm them with practical solutions to work smarter.
“The addition of the GAF Education Center adds another component to the line-up of show floor activities and educational offerings,” says Tracy Garcia, CEM, show director of the IRE. “These roofing industry educational courses will be beneficial to all attendees who want to gain knowledge and excel in their businesses.”
“Our focus is education and we have assembled speakers who are experts in their field,” says Paul Bromfield, CMO at GAF. “We want to provide practical learning that helps our customers to build their business.”
Beginning on March 1, classes include “The Importance of a Roofing System,” “Commercial Roof Maintenance,” “Common Sense Approaches to Reducing Condensation Problems Associated with Reflective Roofing on Western Wood Framed Decks,” and “Impact Resistance – What the Hail is Happening?”
Concluding on March 2, classes include, “Impacting In-Home Selling with Technology,” “Home Design from a Worldwide Perspective,” “Redesign Your Business by Starting Over: Start With a Blank Sheet and Redesign for Positive Impact,” and “Thriving on Alphabet Soup: How to Benefit From the New Age of Green Rating Systems.”
Classes are free with all registration packages. Seating is available for up to 55 people on a first-come, first-served basis. For specific class times, descriptions and speakers, visit here.
“The addition of the GAF Education Center reinforces the International Roofing Expo as a partner in education for roofing contractors,” says Reid Ribble, CEO of NRCA, the show’s official sponsor. “I encourage our members to attend these free classes designed to foster knowledge through idea-sharing.”
Taking place March 1-3, 2017, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, the show will offer roofing contractors of all sizes and specialties a preview of the entire roofing construction and maintenance industry.
The Roofing Contractors Association of Hawaii 2016 Top Roofing Awards Banquet was held at the Honolulu Country Club, Jan. 21, 2017.
Six awards were presented in Residential and Commercial categories for Fluid Applied, Single Ply, Modified Bitumen, Metal, Tile and Shingle.
Pictured from left to right: Dennis Conway, chairman of NRCA’s board of directors and principal of Commercial Roofers, Las Vegas, celebrates with Scott Ai, president of the Roofing Contractors Association of Hawaii and vice president of estimating for Beachside Roofing, Honolulu, and Scott’s wife, Roxanne Ai.