SFS Group Acquires Triangle Fastener Corporation

SFS Group announced it has acquired Triangle Fastener Corporation (TFC). TFC, with headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a leading provider of fasteners and other products for the commercial construction industry. TFC produced sales of more than $ 70 million in 2018 and has approximately 200 employees. Thanks to this acquisition, SFS will be able to expand access to the market and its customers in the American building sector. 

TFC was founded in 1977 and supplies end users in the commercial construction industry with a comprehensive assortment of customer-specific fasteners, as well as other application solutions. TFC sells its products to roughly 6,000 active customers through 23 separate branch locations in 15 states, and is one of the leading suppliers in the Eastern United States. 

According to SFS Group, TFC will operate as a part of the Construction division within the Fastening Systems segment. The company will be led by the existing management, thus ensuring its continuity.

SFS is a worldwide supplier of mechanical fastening systems and precision-molded parts. SFS Group AG comprises the three segments, Engineered Components, Fastening Systems and Distribution & Logistics, which represent the respective business models. In the Engineered Componentssegment, SFS acts as a development and manufacturing partner for customer-specific precision-molded parts, fastening solutions and assemblies. Engineered Components appears on the market with the four divisions of Automotive, Electronics, Industrial and Medical. TheFastening Systemssegment, made up of two divisions, Construction and Riveting, develops, produces and sells application-optimized, mechanical fastening systems. In the Distribution & Logisticssegment, SFS is a leading partner for fasteners, tools, fittings and innovative logistics solutions in Switzerland. With its more than 80 distribution and production facilities, the SFS Group is represented worldwide in 26 countries. 

For more information please visit www.sfs.biz

Morin Names New Regional Sales Manager in Florida

Morin announced the company has named Karen Hamilton Regional Sales Manager – Southwest. Hamilton joined Morin in early 2019 as the Regional Sales Manager for Florida State. Specifically, she will be covering east of the Apalachicola River on the Florida panhandle and will also work in close alignment with the fast-growing Morin testing and production facility in Deland, Florida. She has already had training in DeLand and Bristol, Connecticut, and she will add immediate value to the team by leveraging her prior 18 years of experience in sales and architectural specification development to increase Morin’s market share in Florida. 

Amongst other notable achievements, Hamilton received her Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design from Missouri State University, maintains a CDT certification from the Construction Specification Institute (CSI), and was a past Vice President elect of the St. Louis CSI chapter.

For more information, visit www.morincorp.com

Duro-Last Inc. Honors Contractors for Exceptional Service with A+ Service Award

Duro-Last recently recognized over 30 contractors with the first-ever Duro-Last A+ Service Award. This award recognizes authorized contractors that participate in Duro-Last’s new A+ Service Contractor Program, which was designed to oversee post-installation service requests by building owners.

To earn this recognition, participating contractors must consistently demonstrate excellent quality and timeliness in their workmanship, documentation, and customer service. They work closely with the building owner and Duro-Last to manage all aspects of the service request and ensure that the building owner’s needs are met.

“Duro-Last is proud to provide exceptional customer service at all stages of a roofing system investment, including post-installation needs,” said Mitch Guettler, Director of Quality Assurance and Warranty Services at Duro-Last. “We understand that customer care doesn’t end once the roofing system is installed, and we are committed to partnering with our dedicated network of contractors to ensure that building owners have access to quality care for the lifecycle of their investment.”

Congratulations to the contractors recognized with the 2018 Duro-Last A+ Service Award:

  • Fischer’s, Inc. – New Orleans, LA
  • Ace Roofing, Inc. – Lafayette, LA
  • Ciaccio Roofing – Omaha, NE
  • Reynolds Construction Co. – White Hall, AR
  • J.G. Roofing & Construction – Chilliwack, BC
  • Colorado Commercial Roofing, Inc. – Colorado Springs, CO
  • Goodmen Roofing LTD – Red Deer, AB
  • Goodmen Roofing (Calgary) LTD – Airdrie, AB
  • Frank Fiala Roofing, Inc. – Pleasanton, CA
  • McDonnell Roofing, Inc. – Anaheim, CA
  • Broken Arrow, Inc. – Tooele, UT
  • Premium Roof Services – Spring Valley, CA
  • Alternative Roofing Systems – Snohomish, WA
  • Harrison Roofing Company, Inc. – San Angelo, TX
  • Prime Source Construction – Burleson, TX
  • Mako Contracting & Roofing – Spring, TX
  • B &M Roofing Contractors – Rocky Mount, NC
  • Etheridge Roofing – Wilson, NC
  • Dempsey Roofing Company – Lakeland, FL
  • DCI – West Palm Beach, FL
  • K2 Summit – Deerfield Beach, FL
  • Leak Solutions – Birmingham, AL
  • Old South – Wetumpka, AL
  • Fortified Roofing – Anderson, SC
  • CMS Roofing, LLC – Irma, SC
  • C.E. Davis Contracting – Ford City, PA
  • Moser Roofing Solutions, LLC – Lancaster, PA
  • Saco Roofing – Saco, ME
  • Zimmer Roofing and Construction – Port Huron, MI
  • Roof Management Company, Inc. – Farmington Hills, MI
  • Superior Services RSH, Inc. – Lansing, MI
  • Overhead Inc. – Toledo, OH
  • Damschroder Roofing, LTD – Freemont, OH
  • Hermitage Roofing Company, Inc. – Ashland, VA
  • United Roofing Contractors – Middletown, VA
  • International Construction & Roof – Norfolk, VA
  • S & S Services, LLC – Hilham, TN
  • Royalty Roofing – Seymour, IN
  • Team Chateau Contracting, LLC – Annapolis, MD

For more information, visit www.duro-last.com.

IKO Announces Plans to Add Production Facility in Maryland

IKO announced that it will be constructing a new production facility in Hagerstown, Maryland. The 500,000-square-foot manufacturing and warehouse site will mark IKO’s first new location in the northeast since it began its U.S. operations in Wilmington, Delaware ,in 1981.  The new plant represents a $70 million investment for the company, which anticipates starting production in mid-2020, and will create 40 jobs locally by the end of that year.

“Hagerstown is another example of IKO’s commitment to building the strongest and most state-of-the-art production network in our industry,” stated Guy Tremblay, IKO’s Vice President of North American Operations.  “No one in the industry has made the kind of investments in their manufacturing capabilities in the marketplace in the past 15 years that matches IKO.  We’re tremendously proud to be announcing this project and equally as proud to be able to become a member of the business community in Hagerstown.”

The new IKO site is located at 100 Tandy Drive in Hagerstown, which was the former home of Radio Shack’s facilities.  

For more information, visit www.iko.com

Roofers’ Advantage Products Issued Patents on Asphalt Shingle Innovations

Roofers’ Advantage Products, LLC (RAP) has been granted its third patent in the line of patents titled, “Layout Starter and Field Shingle for Sloped Asphalt Roofing.” After its creation in 2013, RAP has quickly grown its intellectual property portfolio, adding numerous patented and patent pending roofing products.

These recent patents grant layout marks placed on starter shingles, starter rolls, and the front of back of field shingles. According to the manufacturer, using such marks placed on shingles eliminates the use of a tape measure, simplifies the roofing process and ensures uniformity while reducing the number of tools that need to be brought up to the roof. In general, the starter shingle or starter roll becomes the tape measure, and marks on the front or back of shingles aid in accurate cutting of books and shingle placement, while providing for patented nail placement.

“As roofers by trade, we are well aware of the day-to-day needs of roofers in the field,” said RAP inventor Benjamin Folkersen. “When we approach a contract, we look at ways to make the work easier for the men and women doing the work. I would like to invite you to look at our video, which has been produced without a shingle manufacturer in place. You’ll get the idea.”

“These ideas come from collaborating with my 28- year-old son, who runs our largest crew and after a decade in the trenches we have become a tight team,” said RAP manager and founder Jon Folkersen. “After recently attending our first IRE, we have been bolstered by the positive response from the shingle manufacturing community -”. 

RAP is seeking a strategic alliance with one or several shingle manufacturers who are looking for a truly revolutionary line of asphalt shingles. Benjamin Folkersen goes on to say, “Once in a generation, a market changing invention comes from the field, and that time is now.”  

For more information, call (603) 522-5200 or visit www.roofersadvantage.com.

IKO Launches New North American Residential Roofing Website

IKO announced the launch of its new North American website for residential roofing. Designed with both contractors and homeowners in mind, the easy-to-navigate new site elevates the user experience for those researching roofing options, products and best practices.

Homeowners can “Find a Contractor,” review product and accessory overviews, peruse the design center, access a roof inspection checklist and more. Contractors can “Find a Distributor,” learn more about the new ROOFPRO loyalty program and take advantage of professional tools and support that can help business efficiency and efficacy.

“We’re excited to launch our new residential website,” said Jeff Williams, brand director, North America. “More and more research is being done online and this new site provides a valuable, easy user experience for homeowners and contractors alike.” 

Contractors and customers will also benefit from IKO’s Roofviewer app. The app is a tool to create a mock-up of a home and test a fresh and vibrant selection of roofing colors. Experiment with new colors from IKO’s performance product lines — Dynasty™ and Nordic™ — and see how they complement shutter, railing, door, window and trim colors. IKO consults with roofing design specialists in emerging color trends every year to ensure the colors reflect today’s styles. IKO’s residential website will be continually updated with new product announcements, blog posts, project profiles and more. To learn more, visit https://www.iko.com/na/.

Travis Roofing Supply Announces Seven Winners of 2019 Wolfpack Scholarship Award

Travis Roofing Supply announced the seven recipients of the 2019 Wolfpack Scholarship Award.The 2019 Wolfpack Scholarship Award recipients areDrew Boy, Austin, Texas; Joseph Bockerstett, St. Louis, Missouri; Chipper Comer, Norfolk, Virginia; Brianna Glenn, Orlando, Florida; Lainey Hendrix, Houston, Texas; Trevor Maruscak, Austin, Texas; and Samantha Pensari, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Michael Boy, Travis Roofing Supply’s CEO and Founder, said, “We’re excited to support an exceptional group of students in 2019 as they continue their educational growth. Helping individuals realize their dreams is exactly what being part of the Travis Roofing Supply Pack is all about.”

This marks the second year the Wolfpack Scholarship Award has been awarded to selected students. The award was created to encourage and support Travis Roofing Supply employees and families by rewarding outstanding students who work hard and have financial need. The Scholarship provides financial assistance and academic support to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students.

For more information, visit www.travisroofingsupply.com.

Sheffield Metals International Launches New AIA Accredited Course

Sheffield Metals International, a member of Mazzella Companies and a distributor of coated and bare metal coil and sheet products, recently launched a new American Institute of Architects (AIA) accredited course for the architectural and design community. The Continuing Education (CE) course, titled “Portable Rollforming, Applicable Engineering & Installation Details,” provides design professionals with in-depth insights into the benefits of portable rollforming in standing seam metal roof and wall applications, including efficiency, flexibility, and sustainability.

Learning objectives include: 

  1. Define the benefits of portable rollforming. 
  2. Describe how to achieve a UL 90 Wind Uplift Classification or rating. 
  3. Explain the difference between when a metal panel manufacturer provides written test reports from a qualified testing and inspecting agency representing Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL) versus providing a listing of the UL Construction Number(s). 
  4. Correctly specifying applicable uplift testing requirements based upon the project’s deck assembly. 
  5. Recognize the appropriate, cost-effective installation details to apply, based upon job-specific conditions. 

The presentation is hosted as a video on the Sheffield Metals website, lasts approximately one hour, and delivers one Learning Unit hour that includes teaching relevant to HSW (Health, Safety, Welfare) for both AIA members and non-members. All attendees will have their attendance recorded with the AIA and have the Learning Unit Hour applied to their record. The course is also applicable to state MCE (mandatory continuing education) licensure. 

“In addition to the online course, we’re offering a ‘Face-to-Face’ program that teaches the same topic to architects, designers, specification writers, project managers, and beyond who want us to come to their city,” said Lori Reynolds Morrow, Architectural Project Manager at Sheffield Metals. “The ‘Face-to-Face’ program offers the same Learning Unit hour and serves as a fantastic opportunity for firms to receive a more interactive, high-energy, and personalized presentation.” 

A Certificate of Completion is provided to “Face-to-Face” program attendees and to online participants who achieve an 80 percent or higher on the brief 10 question quiz at the end of the course. 

For more information, visit https://www.sheffieldmetals.com/ce.

PrimeSource Building Products Expands Asian Operations Through Partnership in Taiwan

PrimeSource Building Products Inc. announced it has formed a joint venture in Taiwan with long-time buying agent and business partner, Certified Products Taiwan Inc. (CPT). The joint venture will be based in Koahsiung, Taiwan, and will be led locally by experienced and respected business leader George Lu.  The joint venture will be known as Certified Products Global (CPG).

“After decades of local procurement support from CPT, we couldn’t be happier to see our relationship evolve. Partnering with CPT combines the best of each organization for the benefit of our customers,” said PrimeSource CEO Tom Koos. “The combination expands PrimeSource’s capabilities in Asia and shortens the distance between our customers and the sources of the products we provide.”

The partnership leverages PrimeSource’s worldwide sourcing and supply chain capabilities and CPT’s mill relationships and familiarity with Asian cultures, regulations and business practices.

“PrimeSource has been a valued customer for many years. This partnership expands our commitment to one another and to all PrimeSource customers,” said CPT Chairman George Lu.  “PrimeSource is the global leader in construction fastening solutions. We are very pleased to partner with such an organization and to become a more integrated part of their business.” 

CPG will manage procurement services in Taiwan, China and elsewhere in Southeast Asia. 

For more information, visit www.primesourcebp.com.

TAMKO Recognized by UL for More than 50 Years of Dedication to Product Safety

A first-of-its-kind award was presented to TAMKO Building Products, Inc. for more than 50 years of dedication to product safety and compliance by UL, a globally recognized third-party research and testing company.

UL presented the “50-years Dedication to Safety” award to TAMKO on February 11 at the International Roofing Expo in Nashville, Tennessee in honor of UL’s 125th anniversary. This year, TAMKO also celebrates a significant milestone of 75 years in business. The award was presented to TAMKO for its long, continuous relationship with UL and its focus on product safety, as evidenced by its product certifications.

“We are grateful to be a partner with TAMKO for over half of a century,” said Christopher Hasbrook, vice president and general manager of the Building & Life Safety Technologies division at UL. “We are privileged to have TAMKO’s loyalty, dedication to safety and continued support of our mission – ‘Working for a Safer World.’”

UL conducts product testing for manufacturers who choose to obtain third-party compliance certifications for their products, and UL has conducted product evaluations and certifications for fire, wind resistance and impact performance tests on TAMKO products for 57 years. TAMKO was also UL’s first ever roofing customer to receive a supplementary UL Evaluation Report, which demonstrates product compliance with building code requirements through technical evidence.

“We are committed to safety at TAMKO, for our employees and customers, which is why we seek to provide safe, high quality products,” said Stephen McNally, vice president of sales and marketing. “TAMKO is honored to have earned this significant achievement in product safety and compliance.”

For more information, visit www.TAMKO.com.