A.C.T. Metal Deck Supply Reveals Winner of Cubs & Cruise Chicago Weekend Sweepstakes

A.C.T. Metal Deck Supply announced Dixie Roofing as the Grand Prize Winner of the Cubs & Cruise Chicago Weekend Sweepstakes at this year’s International Roofing Expo (IRE) in New Orleans.

Dixie Roofing, with more than 30 years in business, has established an excellent reputation in the industry by providing outstanding customer service by specializing in the installation of single ply roofing systems as well as many other roofing systems in the market today. Sheet metal fabrication and standing seam roofing are also areas of expertise Dixie Roofing can provide.

“I was elated and totally caught off guard when you informed me that Dixie Roofing had won your 2017 grand prize giveaway for the Cubs & Cruise Chicago Weekend Sweepstakes” said Larry Rosin, owner of Dixie Roofing. “Thank you so much for such an awesome prize.”

The Grand Prize includes a package for four people with roundtrip airfare to Chicago, transportation, hotel for two nights, and tickets to watch the 2016 World Champion Chicago Cubs at legendary Wrigley Field. It also includes a private, catered yacht cruise on Lake Michigan.

The Grand Prize caused such enthusiasm, the company added a second prize (a sporting event to the winner’s hometown team) and a third prize (a Chicago-style lunch catered to your office). For a complete list of winners, visit www.metaldecksupply.com/news/.

New IKO Shingle Plant Opens Its Doors in Hillsboro, Texas

IKO has announced the official grand opening of its newest production facility in Hillsboro, Texas. Marketing Director Carol Perkins noted that local dignitaries and IKO customers will be invited to attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony and tour the plant during its official grand opening celebration on March 22. The new plant began producing product in late December.

The 250,000-square-foot production and warehouse facility is historic for IKO as it completes the company’s manufacturing footprint in the United States, allowing it to better serve and build upon the customer and homeowner base in the Southwest. IKO opened its first U.S. asphalt shingle plant in Wilmington, Delaware, in 1981.

According to Vice President of Sales (U.S.) Keith Lowe, the new flagship facility is a vital component of the company’s long-term strategic expansion plan as well as a significant statement on the company’s commitment to the U.S. market. “IKO has built more modern facilities and invested more in our technology in the past twenty years than anyone else in our industry,” said Lowe. “We are proud of the effort and resources that we’ve invested in better serving our U.S. customers.”

As it officially opens, the facility will employ 65 people locally, with the possibility for future expansion to meet consumer demand. The project was announced in 2015, shortly after the company opened its IKO Southeast facility in Sylacauga, Alabama. Plans are already underway for the construction of a new facility west of Toronto, Ontario, modernizing IKO’s first plant in eastern Canada, built in 1958.

For more information, visit www.iko.com.

MFM Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Peel & Seal Waterproofing Membrane

MFM Building Products announced that its flagship product, Peel & Seal, is celebrating its 30th anniversary in the marketplace.

MFM has been the manufacturer of a full envelope of self-adhering waterproofing and weather barrier products for the building industry since 1961. According to the company, Peel & Seal was first introduced in 1988 as a self-stick, roll roofing waterproofing membrane specifically designed for low-slope roofing and general flashing applications. The product received several U.S. Patents for its unique composition of laminated aluminum foil, high-density polymer films and a layer of rubberized asphalt adhesive. The product adheres directly to the substrate and is self-sealing around fasteners to create a watertight bond. This product provides a long-lasting, durable, maintenance-free roofing surface without the use of coatings or coverings. The aluminum surface reflects heat keeping internal temperatures cooler, lowering utility costs.

Usage of the product includes whole roof coverings, flashing around exterior protrusions and skylights, as well as any hard-to-waterproof architectural detail. Peel & Seal is compatible with EPDM roofs when utilizing specialized EPDM primers. This 45-mil product is available in 3-inch, 4-inch, 6-inch, 9-inch, 12-inch, 18-inch and 36-inch wide x 33.5-foot length rolls (1 square). Color options include aluminum, white, granite gray and almond. Peel & Seal® comes with a 10-Year Limited Warranty.

For more information or to request a free sample of Peel & Seal, visit www.mfmbp.com.

Firestone Building Products Names New Executive Director of Marketing

Firestone Building Products Company announced Michelle Lane has been named executive director of marketing for the company. In this role, Lane will be responsible for the overall marketing strategy for FSBP, including programs, product development, channel management, education and communications.

“Michelle has exceptional business acumen and an extensive background in driving research-based marketing strategies that generate successful business results,” said Taylor Cole, president, Firestone Building Products. “We are confident that her leadership will help us further our goal of setting the standard for trusted roofing and building solutions.”

According to the company, Lane brings more than 16 years of marketing experience to her new role, 13 of those with Bridgestone, where she has held various roles of increasing responsibility. Most recently, Lane was director of marketing for the truck bus radial (TBR) business, where she led marketing strategy and initiatives for the overall TBR portfolio. Previous roles within the company include director of marketing for the commercial off-the-road (OTR) business; channel marketing manager, mining division; and commercial marketing research and training manager. Lane started at Bandag in 2005, where she held marketing positions before and during the 2007 Bridgestone acquisition of the business.

Lane earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Northern Iowa and an MBA from the University of Iowa. She was recognized as one of Tire Industry Association’s Women to Watch in 2015.

For more information, visit www.firestonebpco.com.

S-5! Releases Updated Attachment Solutions & Products Brochure

S-5! has published its 2018 Attachment Solutions & Products brochure and made it available for download.

The 20-page brochure can be found at: https://www.s-5.com/resources/download-library/, with all other S-5! literature.

The Attachment Solutions & Products brochure contains information about what S-5! attachment products can be used for and how to correctly use them. The S-5! line of aluminum and brass attachment products are extremely versatile, fitting most standing seam and exposed fastener metal roof profiles, including most structural and architectural profiles.

In the brochure, find solutions for attaching solar panels, snow retention systems, signs, banners, pipes and conduits, HVAC and rooftop equipment, satellite dishes, lightning protection, fall protection and more.

For more information, visit www.s-5.com.

OMG Unveils Hoops Madness Promotion Tied to College Basketball Tournament

OMG Roofing Products has announced an innovative marketing promotion called OMG Hoops Madness, which is tied to the upcoming NCAA men’s college basketball tournament. Participants will compete for top prizes of $1,000, $750 and $500 during the four-week tournament. This follows the OMG Pick Six NFL promotion from this previous football season.

According to the company, the game is easy to play. Participants simply pick the winners of each game, with points awarded for correct picks. Individual games are picked as the tournament progresses, so there’s no requirement to pick the entire bracket before the first game is played. Players also have an opportunity to earn bonus points by answering questions about new products from OMG Roofing Products. The new OMG products include the OlyBond 15 Gallon Conversion Kit, OlyBond500 Canisters, PowerGrip Universal, RhinoBond Hand Welder, RhinoBond Plate Marking Tool, SpeedTite Drains and Hercules Vortex Breaker Dome.

There is no cost to play, and the promotion is open to commercial roofing contractors, commercial roofing distributors, commercial roofing specifiers, commercial roofing partners and OMG friends in the industry.To sign up, complete the short registration form at www.OMGHoopsMadness.com. Participants can jump into the tournament at any time during the March tournament but have the best chance to win an overall prize if they participate for the entire four-week event. The promotion begins on March 1, and the participants can make their first picks on Monday, March 12.

For additional information and complete rules, visit www.OMGHoopsMadness.com, contact your local OMG field sales representative, or call OMG Roofing Products at (800) 633-3800.

Atlas Roofing Employee and Products Featured on HGTV Show

Atlas shingles featuring Scotchgard Protector by 3M – installed on the home of an Atlas Roofing Corp. employee – were featured on an episode of the HGTV home renovation series “Home Town.” The show, based in Laurel, Mississippi, is hosted by Ben and Erin Napier and focuses on renovating historical houses in their small town.

Titled “A Little Rough, A Little Refined,” the show aired Feb. 26. It showcased the renovation of the home of Cory Burks and his family. Burks, who lives in Laurel, is the quality control manager for the web technologies division at the Atlas manufacturing plant in Meridian.

Part of “Home Town’s” second season, the Burks’ renovation included installing a new roof, for which Atlas Roofing supplied its Signature Select Roofing System. Products included 38 squares of its HP42″ format shingles in StormMaster Shake Majestic Shake, featuring Scotchgard Protector by 3M, and Summit 60 underlayment.

For more information, a about Atlas Roofing products, visit www.AtlasRoofing.com.

For additional information about the show, visit www.HGTV.com/HomeTown.

TAMKO Giving Cash Back Through Pro Rewards Program

TAMKO Pro Certified Contractors are now receiving 1 percent cash back on their purchase price of qualifying products with no limits on how much they can earn. TAMKO’s new cash back Pro Rewards program will run through all of 2018.

“We value the loyalty of TAMKO Pro Certified Contractors and respect the work they do; turning houses into homes, bringing quality and protection to a family by providing a beautiful TAMKO roof,” said Vice President of Sales and Marketing for TAMKO, Stephen McNally.

Cash back through the 2018 Pro Rewards program gives TAMKO Pro Certified Contractors virtually unlimited options for spending their rewards. Once TAMKO Pros reach a minimum 1,000-square purchase of qualifying products, the 1 percent cash back kicks-in for those purchases and all future qualifying purchases including qualified accessories. And, redeeming the rewards is easy.

Qualifying products for the program include TAMKO’s Heritage, Heritage Premium, Heritage Woodgate, Heritage Vintage laminated asphalt shingles, MetalWorks  steel shingles, TAMKO Hip & Ridge, TAMKO 7 & 10 inch Starter, Moisture Guard, TW Underlayment, Synthetic Guard, Synthetic Guard Plus, CoolRidge, Rapid Ridge, Roll Vent and XTractor Vent XLP Turbo.

For more information, visit TAMKO.com.

Ventco Announces Winner of a Pallet of ProfileVent at Frame Building Expo

Ervin Yoder of Ridge & Valley Metals of Dover, Del., was selected randomly as the winner of a pallet of ProfileVent from Ventco.

Yoder was one of hundreds to sign up for the drawing at the Vento booth at the recent Frame Building Expo in Columbus, Ohio. “The drawing and our products attracted plenty of attention,” says Marty Rotter, owner of Ventco. “It was another great Frame Building Expo and we were happy to be a part of it. We’re guessing Ervin Yoder was happy he showed up, too!”

ProfileVent is a ventilation system for commercial and residential metal roofs and is a single-layer ridge vent on a roll. It’s a strong, durable modified polyester, non-woven, non-wicking fiber-based matting, designed specifically for metal roofs and cut to fit 47 metal roofing profiles.

For more information, visit www.profilevent.com

OMG Inc. Restructures to Drive Innovation and Continued Growth

OMG Inc. has announced plans to implement a new corporate structure to position the company for continued growth. As part of this transition, OMG will create several small, more agile business units within two existing divisions. Each business unit will be fully responsible for executing strategy as well as profit and loss. The leaders of the business units will report to senior vice presidents responsible for setting overall strategy for long-term growth.

“The new organizational structure encourages product innovation within each business unit, which we believe will stimulate growth and enable us to better meet the changing needs of our customers and the markets we serve. It also creates opportunities for individual employee development and strengthens our leadership bench, both critical to our continued success,” said Hubert McGovern, president and CEO.

Within the OMG Roofing Division, the three new business units are Metal Accessories (which includes OMG EdgeSystems), Adhesives/Solar (which includes OlyBond Adhesives and OMG PowerGrip Solar Attachments), and Fasteners (which includes all roofing fasteners, as well as the RhinoBond and AccuTrac systems).

The two new business units in the FastenMaster Division are Decking (which covers all decking and trim fasteners including the Cortex Hidden Fastening and Tiger Claw Hidden Deck Clip systems, and Flex Hot Melt Adhesives) and Structural (which includes the Lok Line of structural fastening solutions as well as the PAMFast AutoFeed Screw System).

As part of the announcement, the company also announced several leadership changes. John Ashe has been promoted to senior vice president for the FastenMaster Division and will manage the new business unit leaders, the executive sales and marketing team, as well as new product development. Ashe’s team will include John McMahon, who has been promoted to vice president of the new Decking Business Unit.

An essential goal of the new structure is to drive innovation. As such, OMG has appointed two experienced business leaders to critical new roles in product development. Josh Kelly was named vice president of new product development and innovation for OMG Roofing Products, and Tim Gillis was named to the same role for FastenMaster. According to the company, both Kelly and Gillis have demonstrated a passion for product innovation throughout their careers, driving growth through new technology development and commercialization in their respective markets. They will be working in tandem with Tad Weiss, who has been named director of research and development and will focus on manufacturing technology and material science. Additionally, on the roofing side, Web Shaffer was named as vice president of the new Fastener Business Unit.

Other key changes announced include Dewey Kolvek’s promotion to senior vice president of operations, and Sarah Corrigan’s promotion to vice president of human resources and environmental, health & safety. Both are taking on additional responsibility for strengthening the shared resources that support each division and its business units.

“We are taking significant steps to make us rethink and improve the way we do business,” said McGovern. “While we continue to meet existing business demand, we will implement change strategies that create long-term value for our customers and the company.”

For more information, visit www.OMGInc.com.