National Nail’s Stinger CN100B Cap Nailer Receives 2019 Pro Tool Innovation Award

National Nail announced that its newly enhanced STINGER® CN100B Cap Nailer has received the prestigious 2019 “Pro Tool Innovation Award” (PTIA) in the Pneumatic Tools & Nailers category. Featuring improvements in durability and performance, the CN100B rises above and beyond its predecessor with effortless reloading, and an even longer service life for maximum productivity on the jobsite. 

The STINGER CN100B shoots 1” x .083 ring shank nails with full 1” collated plastic caps. It also features, bump-fire and sequential modes, a 360-degree tool-free exhaust, and a tool-free depth of drive adjustment. 

“We are honored to have earned recognition from Pro Tool Review’s Pro Tool Innovation Award for our enhanced STINGER CN100B Cap Nailer, which offers excellent durability and a magazine designed for roof underlayment fastening efficiency with incredible holding power,” said W. Scott Baker, CEO, National Nail.

The Pro Tool Innovation Awards was initiated in 2013 to recognize innovation in the residential and commercial construction industries, judged by a panel of tool and media professionals from across the United States and Canada. 

“If you’re using a Pro Tool Innovation Award winning tool, you know it can reliably get the job done,” said Clint DeBoer, Program Manager, Pro Tool Review.

DeBoer went on to summarize the judges’ impressions: “National Nail’s Stinger CN100B Cap Nailer is all about improving an already excellent tool. The larger 200 cap/nail capacity means you have to stop less often to reload. You’re also going to see longer service life from the nailer thanks to some durability improvements. At the end of the day, you’ll see better productivity from your crew.”

The 2019 Winners and Finalists, including the CN100B are listed at https://protoolinnovationawards.com/winners/2019-pro-tool-innovation-awards/2019-pneumatic-tools-nailers/ and will be mentioned in the Pro Construction Guide and Pro Remodeler magazines later this year. 

For more information, visit www.STINGERWORLD.com.

ABC Supply Launches myABCsupply to Help Contractors Manage Their Businesses on the Go

ABC Supply Co. Inc. launched myABCsupply, the new online platform gives ABC Supply customers 24/7 access to view the status of their orders and deliveries, including delivery photos.

“One of our customers’ top priorities is the ability to check the status of their jobsite deliveries in real time,” said Kathy Hendricks, executive director of customer connectivity for ABC Supply. “MyABCsupply meets that need by providing detailed order and delivery information at their fingertips.”

In addition to checking the status of their orders and deliveries, ABC Supply customers can also:

  • View product descriptions and quantities
  • Filter orders by date range, order type and order status
  • View a map of the day’s delivery locations

MyABCsupply is the latest offering in the company’s continued focus on information technology services and tools that connect ABC Supply with its customers. In 2015, the company created ABC Connect, which integrates ABC Supply’s products and pricing with leading industry software, allowing customers to create estimates and submit orders in real time.

“We are committed to making it easier for our customers to do business,” said Mike Jost, chief operating officer of ABC Supply. “First, with ABC Connect, and now with myABCsupply, we will continue to find ways to help them run their projects more efficiently.”

ABC Supply customers can access their accounts at myABCsupply.com or download the ABC Supply app for their iOS or Android devices.

For more information, visit www.abcsupply.com.

Polyset Joins NRCA’s One Voice Initiative, Becomes NRCA Partner Member

The National Roofing Contractors Association has announced Andover, Mass.-based ICP Building Solutions Group’s Polyset brand has joined NRCA’s One Voice initiative, joining NRCA as a partner member.

PolysetIn 2017, NRCA launched its One Voice initiative to unite the roofing industry and speak with one voice about matters critical to the roofing industry’s continued success.

To ensure all industry sectors are given an opportunity to participate, NRCA amended its bylaws to allow manufacturers, distributors, architects, engineers and consultants that choose to participate to become full members of the association, meaning they will be granted voting rights and eligible for leadership roles within the association. Previously, such rights were reserved only for contractor members.

“NRCA’s One Voice initiative offers a unique opportunity for the roofing industry to address the major issues we face,” said Reid Ribble, NRCA’s CEO. “However, our work can only be accomplished with commitments from leaders from all sectors of this great industry. Only together as a roofing community can we take this transformational approach to address our issues and concerns and achieve success in the future.”

Issues currently affecting the roofing industry include workforce development and certification; advancing the industry’s public policy agenda; building codes and insurance; and increasing professionalism throughout the industry.

“ICP Building Solutions Group’s Polyset roofing adhesive brand decided to participate at the One Voice membership level for many reasons,” says Max Miller, vice president of Polyset. “First and foremost, we trust in its leadership and direction. In my opinion, actions speak louder than words. NRCA over the last couple of years has been a loud voice for us all. The Polyset brand has been an advocate of training workforce and governmental bodies for over 20 years and has created one of the most trusted and sought-after Qualified Applicator credentials in the industry. Without continual training and education of our current and future workforce, as well as the politicians that govern and make our laws, we and our industry are so very vulnerable. Together, we as One Voice are stronger, more professional and have the unique opportunity to leave the industry better equipped to succeed in the future.”

For more information about NRCA and its One Voice initiative, visit www.nrca.net/onevoice.

TAMKO Announces Strategic Relationship With JobNimbus

TAMKO announced a new strategic relationship with JobNimbus that will help contractors take their businesses to the next level. Through this new relationship, TAMKO Pro Certified Contractors can now benefit from excusive discounts for JobNimbus’ powerful Customer Relationship Management platform designed specifically for contractors.

According to the company, JobNimbus’ CRM and project management software can help solve business needs for any size roofing business. The simple yet effective platform is packed with integrations to keep jobs flowing — from receiving leads, to progressing the relationship throughout job completion. 

“For 75 years, the TAMKO brand has represented quality in the roofing industry and this new venture with JobNimbus is an extension of that,” said Stephen McNally, TAMKO VP of Sales and Marketing. “I think contractors are going to find this to be a quality tool that provides real value to their businesses.”

JobNimbus allows contractors to assign tasks to crew members, email status updates to homeowners, save photos of each project, build and convert estimates for orders and send invoices to clients. The platform also follows up with homeowners after completed work and encourages homeowners to leave a review to further grow the contractor’s business. It also allows collection of payments directly from the app.

This new relationship between JobNimbus and TAMKO will give TAMKO Pro Certified Contractors a special discount on JobNimbus “Pro” and “Advanced” subscriptions effective immediately — making this powerful sales and marketing tool more affordable than ever for roofing businesses of all sizes. 

For more information on the TAMKO Pro Certified Contractor program and the new JobNimbus benefits, please visit www.TAMKOPro.com.

Alpine SnowGuards Announces Phase III Upgrades to Online Project Calculator Are Now Available

Alpine SnowGuards, a manufacturer of rooftop snow management systems, has announced Phase III upgrades to its Online Project Calculator. The company announced the second phase of Upgrades in mid-2018. Phase III of the calculator upgrade project are now live, fully functional and available for use. 

The Phase III upgrades include online ordering. Snow guard orders can be placed directly through the Online Project Calculator. Ice flags can now be added to all roof sections, all at once. Side-by-side BoM/price comparisons are available in a printable table, and added explanations are available throughout for varying conditions. 

According to the company, anytime convenience, ease of use, and the ability to store and recall projects are only a few of the attributes Alpine SnowGuards’ Online Project Calculator offers, along with providing free recommended layouts, system comparisons and printable estimates. 

For more information, visit www.alpinesnowguards.com.

OMG Roofing Products to Host NRCA Qualified Trainer Conference

OMG Roofing Products will host a two-day NRCA Qualified Trainer Conference on December 10-11, 2019. This ‘train the trainer’ conference is designed to develop NRCA Qualified Trainers to help new roofing contractor employees to become productive and contributing members of the team as quickly as possible.

It’s clear that there is a huge need in the market for roofing contractors to attract new workers into the industry. However, many coming into the industry have little skill or knowledge about roofing or roof installation. At the Qualified Trainer Conference, NRCA will offer a variety of training techniques, and provide participants with a variety of training tools they can take back to their company and use whenever a new hire walks through the door. 

“OMG Roofing Products is honored to be hosting this important industry conference,” said Josh Kelly, vice president of product development & innovation for OMG, and current president of the Roofing Alliance. “Finding and retaining quality workers continues to be a significant issue for our industry, so we are very pleased that NRCA is driving this important industry initiative.” 

The conference will run from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on both December 10 and December 11 in Agawam, Massachusetts. Participants will learn how to:

  • Give interesting and engaging presentations
  • Ask the right type of questions to foster learning
  • Create a simple and effective hands-on training environment on jobsites
  • Conduct positive one-on-one training sessions
  • Implement NRCA’s Training for Roof Application Careers program for onboarding new hires
  • Write training objectives and stick to them
  • Keep trainees engaged
  • Conduct practical training exercises to get a new hire productive quickly

For additional information and to register, please visit: http://nrca.net/education/course-calendar/qt-conference-agawam.

For more information about OMG Roofing Products, visit https://omgroofing.com/.

OMG Roofing Products Names New Director for Key Accounts and International Sales

OMG Roofing Products announced that Kingbill Zhao has been promoted to Director of Key Accounts and International Sales. Kingbill replaces Web Shaffer who was promoted to senior vice president and general manager of the company’s FastenMaster Division.

In his new role, Kingbill will manage all sales and marketing activities of the company’s three Key Account Managers, as well as the company’s international sales and its European and Asia Market Managers. He reports to Peter Coyne, senior vice president and general manager.

Kingbill joined OMG Roofing Products in January 2010 as the company’s first employee in Asia, and was instrumental in not only building our presence in China, but also in hiring the team in place now in China. Prior to joining OMG, Kingbill worked for the Chinese National Building Waterproof Association as the Manager of the International Liaison Department. Earlier, he worked for North China Power Engineering Company in Nigeria as the Commercial Manager on a sub-station expansion project.

Kingbill holds a bachelor’s degree from Beijing International Study University and is pursuing his MBA from Washington State University. As part of this transition, he has relocated with his wife and daughter to the United States and is based at the company’s Agawam headquarters.

Headquartered in Agawam, Massachusetts, U.S.A., OMG Roofing Products is a leading global supplier of commercial roofing products including specialty fasteners, insulation adhesives, engineered edge metal systems, roof drains, solar anchors as well as productivity tools such as RhinoBond. The company’s focus is delivering products and services that improve contractor productivity and enhance roof system performance.

For more information, visit https://omgroofing.com/.

Atlas Roofing Goes Pink, Raises Over $160,000 Toward Finding a Cure During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Atlas Roofing Corporation, along with their dedicated network of contractors throughout the U.S., have raised over $160,000 to support the fight against breast cancer through the Summit 60® Pink initiative. From August 15 through October 15, a portion of the proceeds of every roll of Summit 60 synthetic roof underlayment sold was donated to the Susan G. Komen breast cancer foundation.

As part of the national initiative, Atlas debuted its special-edition Summit 60 Pink premium synthetic roof underlayment embellished with pink ribbons, the international symbol of breast cancer awareness.

“The goal of our Susan G. Komen Pink campaign was to provide much-needed awareness and funding for critical research and education,” explained Kirk Villar, vice president of sales and marketing for Atlas. “We are very proud of the funds we have raised through this partnership, and we will continue to donate our time and efforts to the fight against breast cancer.”

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, breast cancer is the second most common cause of death for women among all races and ethnicities in the United States.

“The special-edition rolls were a great way for Atlas and our contractors to show our dedication to the fight against breast cancer,” said Tiara Searcy, content and digital marketing manager for Atlas. “Together, we can help make a difference.”

The Susan G. Komen foundation, launched in 1982, has funded more than $988 million in research and more than $2.2 billion in education, screenings and treatment programs across the U.S.

“We are so grateful to receive this donation from Atlas Roofing Corporation,” said Julie Brock, special events and volunteer manager at Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta. “Corporate initiatives and donations like the one from Atlas help us continue serving our local community and communities across the country through life-saving programs and research.” 

Designed To Protect

Summit 60 is designed to optimize the life of a roof system through superior water resistance and UV protection, protecting against water intrusion and mold growth. Made from a woven polymeric scrim, Summit 60 is designed for increased strength, reduced slippage between the underlayment and the roof sheathing and improved walkability during installation. The materials will not warp, buckle or crack over time like other organic felt brands. The UV coating provides 60-day protection from the sun while the roof is being installed.

For more information on Summit 60 underlayment, please visit atlasroofing.com.

OMG Roofing Products Names Solar Business Manager

OMG Roofing Products has hired Kevin Kervick as solar products business manager, reporting to Adam Cincotta, director of the company’s Adhesives/Solar Business Unit.

In his new role, Kevin is responsible for developing and implementing a strategic plan for the company’s solar business, as well as for managing solar sales, product development and profitability.

For the past four years, Kevin has been a sales and marketing consultant, most recently working with the Spencer Brewery, a start-up venture. Earlier he was owner and chief marketing officer for the Bassette Company, a commercial printing and marketing company based in Springfield, Mass. 

Kevin holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Babson College.

For more information, visit OMGRoofing.com.

Metl-Span Features Top Projects in 2020 Calendar

Metl-Span has compiled its annual list of Projects of the Month and is featuring them in its 2020 calendar. The Project of the Year, featured on the cover, is the 54 Middlesex office building renovation in Bedford, Massachusetts. Metl-Span provided approximately 16,000 square feet of 3-inch CF Architectural insulated metal panels in 24-inch and 36-inch widths. The IMPs, with a 22-gauge exterior skin and 26-gauge interior skin, were installed over an existing split-face masonry wall with a custom clip, to metal studs. Half of the panels were Regal Gray and half were Polar White. IMPs provided a fresh look to a dated office building which is now a source of pride for the employees and surrounding area.

“Architects and installers continue to use Metl-Span insulated metal panels to construct what turn out to be their signature projects, which rejuvenate communities,” said Amanda Storer, Director Brand Marketing at Metl-Span. “Insulated metal panels are becoming more and more popular in a variety of construction markets, from schools to offices to recreational facilities. Durability, aesthetic variety and performance are a few of the reasons IMP usage is growing.”

Other winning projects featured in the 2020 Metl-Span calendar include the EFI Inkjet office in Londonderry, New Hampshire; Home2Suites by Hilton in Chicago; Boston Sports Institute in Wellesley, Massachusetts; Zialena Winery in Geyserville, California; Pablo Center at the Confluence in Eau Claire, Wisconsin; Amazon in Spokane, Washington; North Star Academy in Newark, New Jersey; Sofidel America in Circleville, Ohio; Boston Medflight Hangar in Bedford, Massachusetts; High Point Climbing and Fitness in Memphis, Tennessee; and Atlantic Aviation PDK in Atlanta, Georgia.

For more detailed information on these projects, please visit www.metlspan.com.