Hydrotech Launches New Protected Membrane Roof (PMR) Planning Guide

PMR Planning GuideAmerican Hydrotech announced the availability of the company’s Protected Membrane Roof (PMR) Planning Guide, a new resource representing more than 50 years of proven assembly experience across the globe and 35-plus years of Hydrotech’s industry knowledge. According to the company, the guide strives to educate architects, engineers, general contractors and other design professionals on the key benefits of a protected membrane roof versus a conventional roof, the technology currently available and best practices for effective installations.

A Protected Membrane Roof (PMR), sometimes referred to as an Insulated Roof Membrane Assembly (IRMA), involves reversing the conventional arrangement of roofing materials — where the membrane is installed below the insulation layer, not above, thereby protecting it from physical abuse and Mother Nature. Hydrotech’s PMR Planning Guide further explores these benefits and outlines three key areas for an effective roof installation — good design, quality materials, and experienced workmanship.

The guide provides readers with more than 50 pages of compelling content and imagery organized in easy-to-read sections that explore areas such as typical assemblies and materials, design considerations, installation and maintenance, as well as a number of other industry information and resources. The guide also takes an in-depth look at today’s environmental challenges, detailing best practices, sustainability, LEED requirements and storm water management opportunities on the roof.

“We want to do our part by sharing our extensive industry experience to educate design professionals and building owners on the benefits of PMR assemblies,” said Edward Jarger of American Hydrotech. “Selecting the right membrane is the first step in achieving a long-lasting roof assembly. Hydrotech’s Monolithic Membrane 6125 is (MM6125) is perfect for PMR assemblies, in all its configurations. MM6125 is monolithic (seamless), fully bonded to the substrate and is designed to perform in a wet environment. Combined with Dow STYROFOAM brand insulation which exhibits excellent moisture resistance, high compressive strength and superior R-value, the ballasting options are almost limitless.”

The Hydrotech PMR Assembly Planning Guide is currently available for download in PDF format free of charge at http://www.hydrotechusa.com/pmrpg or by requesting a copy via email at PMR-Guide@hydrotechusa.com.

For more information, visit www.hydrotechusa.com.

Rheinzink Names Canadian Sales Manager

RHEINZINK America has appointed Richard Strickland as Regional Sales Manager, Canada. Strickland will be headquartered in Toronto.

Strickland has extensive experience with construction products and was previously technical sales manager with iSPAN Systems, L.P. in Princeton, ON.

“Canada continues to be an extremely important market for us,” said Chip McGowan, president of RHEINZINK America. “We’re delighted to have Richard onboard to assist and support our distributors and systems partners. And his hands-on experience with metal products makes him a real asset in working with architects and installers.”

Strickland has a degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Fanshawe College.  “The opportunity to work with a natural, living metal is particularly exciting to me,” Strickland said. “The longevity and sustainability of RHEINZINK really make the material a desirable option for designers.”

RHEINZINK America, Inc. led the introduction of architectural zinc in North America and continues to offer one of the industry’s most reliable, trusted brands. Architects and contractors are supported by unparalleled customer service and technical assistance.  RHEINZINK is readily available through an established network of qualified distributors and systems partners across the United States, Canada and Mexico. Ideal for roofing, façade, gutter and interior applications, RHEINZINK is environmentally friendly, 100 percent recyclable and offers a potential lifespan of 100 years or more.

For more information, visit www.rheinzink.us.

Project of the Year Award Winners Announced by ATAS

ATAS International, Inc. honored its 2017 Project of the Year winners at a recent awards banquet. This annual competition recognizes projects in which ATAS products have been incorporated into the design of the building.

Six project categories were included in this year’s competition: commercial roofs, commercial walls, residential roofs, residential walls, and two new categories for 2017: accents and interiors. An independent panel of judges reviewed photos of all the projects submitted throughout the year and chose first, second, and third place winners in each category.

Receiving the first-place honors for commercial roofs was the Sprinkles at Disney Springs project in Lake Buena Vista, FL. Champagne CastleTop panels were used on this building, which were installed by S&S Roofing Systems, Inc. and purchased through Gulfeagle Supply. For the commercial walls category, the Ascent Uptown project in Charlotte, NC, designed by R2L: Architects, PLLC, took first-place. Perforated Corrugated Panels in Rocky Grey, Regal Blue, and Slate Blue were purchased through Southeastern Architectural Systems.

Taking the first-place award in the residential roofs category was a private residence located in Lewistown, PA.  Mission Red Techo Tile panels were used on the roof of this home. The panels were purchased through DS Siding and were installed by Stonewood Enterprises. The residential walls category first-place winner was a residential townhouse located in Philadelphia, PA.  Designed by Arbitare Design Studio, Classic Bronze Opaline panels were installed on the walls by Kevin Hartzell, LLC. The panels were purchased through Allied Building Products.

For the accents category, the CaroMont Regional Medical Center project in Gastonia, NC, took first-place.  Perforated Corrugated Panels in Dove Grey were purchased through Southeastern Architectural Systems. RPA Design created the unique application of the panels on this building. For the interiors category, Blaze Pizza in Canton, OH, was recognized as the first-place winner. Belvedere 7.2” Rib in Classic Bronze, Mission Red, and Dove Grey colors were incorporated into the design created by WT Development Corporation. The panels were installed by RCW General Contractors, Inc. and purchased through Prestige Products, LLC.

Jim Bush, VP of Sales and Marketing of ATAS, stated, “Each year we look forward to honoring the architects, contractors and distributors who were involved in the award-winning projects. ATAS received many entries into the 2017 competition, and we have created a 24-page booklet to showcase all those projects. This “idea book” should be useful to architects, contractors, and building owners to help them envision possible metal panel applications and design aesthetics for their future projects.”

For more information, visit www.atas.com.

Tropical Roofing Products Appoints Chief Operating Officer

Tropical Roofing Products announced the appointment of Richard Oliva as Chief Operating Officer. Oliva brings with him over 25 years of experience in distribution and manufacturing, operations management, including senior leadership positions as Vice President of Operations for the Brenntag Group and as Senior Vice President for Roofing Supply Group (RSG) in the chemical and commercial building materials industries, respectively.

Oliva will report to Richard Zegelbone, President & C.E.O., and serve on the company’s Executive Committee.

Richard Zegelbone, President of Tropical Roofing Products, said, “Richard Oliva’s leadership, industry experience and ability to build and foster strong relationships with internal and external customers already make him a key addition to the Tropical Roofing Products family. Richard is the right leader to help us realize our greatest ambitions. And he will play a key role in that capacity along with our accomplished team of senior leaders that reflect our commitment to the industry at large.”

Oliva added, “I am excited to start a new challenge with Tropical Roofing Products, a 60- year old company and a leader in Fluid Applied Roof Restoration Systems. My professional background combined with a personal knowledge of Tropical Roofing Products as a former customer has prepared me for this role where I can add my leadership and relationship building skills to an organization with a great brand identity, culture, history, customer base, and unlimited future potential.”

Richard Oliva will be based in the Tropical Roofing Products corporate headquarters in Hallandale, Florida starting on April 9th, 2018.

For more information, visit www.tropicalroofingproducts.com.

EDCO Products Inc. Named Minnesota Manufacturer of the Year

EDCO Products, a Minnesota-based industry leading manufacturer of residential and commercial exterior building products, was named the 2018 Minnesota Manufacturer of the Year in the small-company category by the Manufacturers Alliance.

The award recognizes EDCO’s outstanding manufacturing capabilities, as well as, their commitment to sharing expertise within the manufacturing industry through training events and monthly peer meetings with the Manufacturers Alliance, Enterprise Minnesota, and Association for Manufacturing Excellence.

Founded in 1946 by Arthur Edwards Sr. and his two sons, Arthur Jr. and John, EDCO has endeavored to design, manufacture and distribute innovative, durable, affordable residential exterior building products. Today, the company, which is now into third and fourth-generation family ownership, is one of the oldest and largest manufacturers of pre-finished metal products in the United States.

With manufacturing excellence as a founding principle at EDCO, the company has established a reputation as an industry leader with its innovative and award-winning line of siding, roofing, soffit and rainware products, as well as, a complete line of color-coordinated accessories.

“Like many longstanding companies, there was a visionary; someone who was very passionate about an idea and for EDCO, that individual was Art Jr.,” said Eric Lindquist, EDCO’s President and CEO. “For over 70 years, we have made an unrelenting commitment to providing our customers with industry leading innovation, quality and service and that begins with how we manufacture our products. To be recognized by our industry peers for our collaboration and manufacturing excellence is an extreme honor.”

The award was presented to EDCO during a ceremony held on April 12th at the Golden Valley Country Club. The event was followed by an invitation-only “Tour of Excellence” for Manufacturer Alliance members at EDCO’s manufacturing facility in Hopkins, MN.

For more information, visit www.edcoproducts.com.

ABC Supply Co. Inc. Opens Fourth Branch in San Diego County

Professional contractors on the northwest side of San Diego now have access to ABC Supply Co. Inc.’s expansive selection of steep- and low-slope roofing, roofing insulation and other exterior building products with the opening of a location at 7250 Convoy Court, Suite A in San Diego.

In addition to the exterior building products and tools available, the branch offers services like customizable marketing materials, rooftop delivery and warranty claims assistance to contractors. Joey King will manage the branch.

“Joey and his team are eager to work with San Diego contractors, giving them the high-quality products, service and expertise that will help them build their businesses,” said Matt Cooper, vice president of ABC Supply’s West Region.

Branch hours are 6:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. PDT, Monday through Friday. The phone number is (858) 268-1060.

For more information, visit www.abcsupply.com.

 

Acme Cone Company to Host Flash for Cash Competition at Western Roofing Expo

Acme Cone Company announced that it will feature a flash for cash competition in booth 837 at the Western Roofing Expo, June 10-12, 2018 in Las Vegas. One contractor will win $100 each day.

“We held our Flash for Cash competition at the International Roofing Expo in New Orleans earlier this year and it was very popular among contractors,” said Logan Silver, business development director for Acme Cone Company. “Not only does Flash for Cash generate a friendly competition among attendees, but it gives contractors the chance to try the product and see how easy and time saving it can be to use prefabricated single-ply flashings on the jobsite.”

Participating contractors should keep speed in mind, but also must deliver a weld that would pass a field inspection as well in order to qualify for the competition. The leaderboard will be updated throughout the day and the person in first place at the time of show closing will win $100.

For more information, visit www.acmecone.com.

 

ABC Supply Co. Inc. Receives Gallup Great Workplace Award

ABC Supply Co. Inc. is proud to announce it has been awarded the Gallup Great Workplace Award for the 12th year in a row. The prestigious award recognizes businesses around the world that engage employees and provide exemplary working environments. ABC Supply is one of just 39 companies worldwide to receive the award in 2018.

Gallup looks at the direct relationship between employee engagement and business outcomes. It has studied millions of employees around the world to discover what makes a great workplace culture. The results: Businesses that put employees first are the most successful despite company size, location or industry.

“It is an honor to have ABC Supply recognized as one of the best workplaces in the world,” said Chairman Diane Hendricks. “We pride ourselves on employing great people, and it is because of our amazing associates that we continue to receive this high recognition.”

ABC Supply employs more than 13,000 associates throughout the U.S., with its Core Values centered on providing and recognizing the right opportunities for its employees to grow and succeed.

“ABC Supply focuses on making sure our associates know they are valued; they are the core of our company,” added President and CEO Keith Rozolis.

The Gallup Great Workplace Award is based on rigorous statistical research. Companies considered for the honor were evaluated by a panel of workplace experts who compared companies around the world. The award is based upon multiple criteria, including response rates, overall engagement levels and evidence of that engagement’s impact on performance.

For more information, visit www.abcsupply.com.

 

Owens Corning Roofing and Asphalt Welcomes Four Contractors to Platinum Advisory Board

Owens Corning Roofing and Asphalt, LLC is welcoming four roofing contractors to its Platinum Advisory Board. The prestigious honor is awarded to Owens Corning Roofing Platinum Preferred Contractors who have demonstrated a commitment to sustained excellence in all aspects of their business.

The newly announced Platinum Advisory Board members are: Levi Phillips, Idaho Roofing Contractors, Inc. (Boise, Idaho); Lenny Scarola, DreamHome Remodeling (Springfield, Va.); Wayne Holloway, Best Choice Roofing & Home Improvement (Hendersonville, Tenn.); and John Phillips, ARAC Roof It Forward (Kennesaw, Ga.). These new members join 13 existing members on the Owens Corning Roofing Platinum Advisory Board.

Owens Corning Roofing Platinum Advisory Board members provide in-the-field experience and business insights while collaborating with Owens Corning twice a year to offer perspective from the vantage point of leading contractors. Members of the Platinum Advisory Board also work with Owens Corning to evaluate products and provide suggestions for continuous improvement.

“We are excited to continue to grow our Platinum Advisory Board with roofing contractors who have demonstrated high levels of market leadership and customer service,” said Jason Lewinski, Owens Corning Roofing Contractor Network Leader. “Our Platinum Advisory Board members play an important role in keeping us connected to emerging issues and opportunities that impact both contractors and the homeowners they serve.”

For more information, visit www.owenscorning.com.

Morin Names New Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Keith Spurlin is joining Morin, A Kingspan Group Company, in the role of Vice President of Sales and Marketing effective immediately. Spurlin will oversee and manage Morin regional sales managers and independent representative groups across the USA.

Keith states: “At Morin, I will leverage my sales, technical design and metal façade expertise to grow our market share of the single element metal wall and roof panel industry in North America.”

Keith has a history with Kingspan, both in sales and business development while at Kingspan Insulated Panels. There he executed sales strategy and promoted high performance insulated metal panel (IMP) roof and wall systems to customers, building owners, contractors and design professionals.

Overall, Keith’s career has included high performance building envelope sales leadership, over a decade practicing as an architectural designer on regional and international projects, and tangent experience in metal façade documentation and construction. He will be based out of Charlotte, NC.

For more information, visit www.morincorp.com.