OMG Ships FM-Approved Edge Fascia System Within Three Business Days

OMG EdgeSystems FM-approved TerminEdgeOMG EdgeSystems has updated and expanded it’s Express Edge Program. Standard FM-approved TerminEdge Fascia in the most popular nine colors and finishes will now ship within three business days.

“We believe contractors will like the speed and convenience of getting fascia products, including Factory Mutual-approved products, quickly and also the speed and potential labor savings benefits associated with installing factory engineered edge products,” said Web Shaffer, vice president of marketing for OMG Roofing Products.

TerminEdge is an easy-to-install edge fascia system designed for use with most commercial roofing assemblies. The system includes a Kynar-coated, snap-on, fascia cover and matching splice plates, and either an extruded aluminum or formed galvanized steel rail, depending on the specific product selected. The retainer is self-locating and made with pre-punched slotted holes 12-inches on center for installation efficiency. All TerminEdge Fascia is supplied with OMG Universal Fasteners, which can be used in wood, steel or concrete.

All TerminEdge Fascia is FM-approved, supplied in convenient 10-foot lengths, and available in sizes ranging from 3.5- and 13-inches to accommodate most building requirements. The program includes a full assortment of accessories including metal-lock miters, offset miters, end-caps, end-terms, sumps and spill-outs.

Under the ExpressEdge program, contractors have a choice of OMG’s nine most popular colors and finishes, as well as a choice of .040- or .050-in. aluminum or 24-gauge galvanized steel. Colors and finishes include Bone White, Statuary Bronze, Shale Gray, Medium Bronze, Dove Gray, Sandstone, Concord Cream, Sierra Tan as well as a mill finish. Orders must be received complete in Asheville, N.C., by 1 p.m.

Contractors interested in obtaining a written estimate for TerminEdge Fascia should contact their local OMG EdgeSystems sales representative, call OMG EdgeSystems customer service at (800) 892-9173, or visit www.OMGEdgeSystems.com.

DaVinci Roofscapes Recycles 1.2 Million Pounds of Polymer Scrap

DaVinci Roofscapes has kept more than 1.2 million pounds of polymer scrap out of landfills in 2016. The recycling effort includes the remolding of more than 696,000 pounds of grinded scrap into starter tiles and the transfer of 567,000 pounds of scrap to an end-user who makes pallets, crates and totes.

“Our goal is zero percentage of scrap going into a landfill,” says Bryan Ward, vice president of operations at DaVinci Roofscapes in Lenexa, Kan. “We are always looking for ways to recycle and reuse every piece of waste in our plant.”

“We made a capital investment in regrind machinery in recent years that’s paying off. Over the past two years we’ve decreased our trash generation by more than 50 percent annually. That’s a number we’re proud of and hope to improve upon even more in the future.”

DaVinci Roofscapes produces polymer slate and shake roofing tiles in 50 standard colors, plus custom colors. Each time the manufacturing operation changes color runs, there is a transitioning between colors. Those transition tiles are off spec and are recycled. The tiles, which are 100 percent recyclable, are segregated by color and then ground up and molded into starter shingles, which are generally unseen on the roof.

“We view Earth Day as a time to evaluate the progress of our recycling operations and share the good news about our efforts,” says Ward. “Our operation is efficient. Between reusing the regrind polymer and selling off additional scrap, we’re excited to prevent more than 1.2 million pounds of scrap from sitting in a landfill this year.”

The team members at DaVinci Roofscapes develop and manufacture polymer slate and shake roofing systems. DaVinci leads the industry in the selection of colors, tile thickness and tile width variety. The company’s products have a limited lifetime warranty and are 100 percent recyclable. All DaVinci roofing products are made in America where the company is a member of the National Association of Home Builders, the National Association of Roofing Contractors, the Cool Roof Rating Council and the U.S. Green Building Council.

McNichols to Host Open House at New Chicago Metals Service Center

The McNichols Co. will offer tours of its Chicago Metals Service Center—a 112,000-square-foot warehouse and office facility—during a two-day open house event held April 26-27.
 
The Metals Service Center began operating at 2200 Arthur Avenue in Elk Grove Village in July, 2016 after relocating from Des Plaines, where it had operated for 10 years. About 75 associates serve customers from the new, expanded location that serves the Chicago region and Midwest marketplace.
 
McNichols invites customers and the community to the facility to experience the company’s “Hole Service” capabilities and to join the McNichols team as it celebrates continued success. 
 
On both April 26 and 27, the company will host customers during four set times, allowing customers to choose from a breakfast and tour from 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. or a lunch and tour from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on either day. They are also welcome to visit at other times throughout the two-day event at their convenience.
 
On April 26, beginning at 4 p.m., the company will welcome company associates and their families to a fun-filled evening including BBQ and entertainment. A special ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled April 26 at 5:30 p.m., with city officials and other community members in attendance. Members of the media are invited. RSVPs requested at openhouse@mcnichols.com.
 
The event also commemorates 65 years in business for the company, which provides perforated and expanded metals, wire mesh and designer metals, as well as a complete line of metal and fiberglass grating and flooring products.
 
“Forty-two years ago, my grandfather and father put down stakes in Elk Grove Village,” says McNichols President Scott McNichols. “We have seen tremendous growth over that period of time and are extremely blessed to be back in the Village serving customers.”
 
McNichols said the company is grateful to the community for the welcome “home” after a successful 10-year run in Des Plaines. “This new facility will help us serve customers like never before,” he says. “It is difficult to describe how encouraged we are about the future. I cannot think of a better city to operate from than this one.”
 
The company has had a presence in the Chicago region since 1975, when it opened its third Metals Service Center at the corner of Pratt and Lively Boulevards in Elk Grove Village. The company expanded the office and warehouse multiple times before relocating to a 78,000-square-foot space in Des Plaines in 2006 prior to returning to Elk Grove Village in 2016.
 
Chicago is an important part of the company’s “Hole Network” of 18 Metals Service Centers across the country, and a market in which the company has experienced tremendous growth. With its ability to expand up to 142,000 square feet, the new site will support the company’s growth for years to come. McNICHOLS Chicago Metals Service Center

Marathon Roofing Products Celebrates 50 Years

Marathon Roofing Products and owner Tod Cislo are celebrating a milestone of 50 years in business. Marathon Roofing Products is a manufacturer and distributor of commercial roof drains, vents, equipment, and accessories. They are committed to providing architects, specifiers, and contractors with products, competitive prices, and quality customer service.

Marathon was started in 1967 as a manufacturing facility of copper drains in Buffalo, N.Y., with an emphasis on growing their customer base and line of products. Since those beginnings, Marathon has expanded to its new facility in Orchard Park, N.Y., and now includes a second company called MRP Supports, which sells pedestal support products throughout the U.S., Canada, and countries abroad.

Marathon’s long-time employees work hard to ensure that they will continue to give the service that customers have been used to for all of these years. Marathon’s innovation, relationships with their customers, and their reputation for service will foster continued growth for the future.

IKO PRO4 Plus Roofing Components System Promotion Awards New Truck

Idaho-based contractor KD Roofing is the recipient of a Dodge RAM 1500 Tradesman pickup truck as well as $22,500 in cash bonuses, thanks to its performance in the IKO PRO4 Plus Roofing Components System Promotion.

The initial PRO4 promotion was first introduced to encourage contractors to experience the benefits of working with a roofing system by offering rebate incentives. It was upgraded to the PRO4 Plus Promotion in 2016 to include per-square rebates for contractors, along with cash bonuses and the chance to earn a brand-new pickup truck for their fleet — which will continue in 2017.

For example, participating contractors have the opportunity to earn up to an $8.00 rebate per square when installed with any three components from the PRO4 Roofing Components System — in addition to up to $22,500 in cash bonuses and a top-tier incentive of a new truck.

Family Success

Located just outside of Boise in Meridian, Idaho, KD Roofing provides a variety of residential and commercial roofing services with a specialty in new construction. Following in the footsteps of their father and KD Roofing’s founder, Kendall Doty, brothers Justin and Jared Doty, office manager and general manager at KD Roofing, helped to drive the company’s success in the promotion.

“We feel blessed to have earned this recognition and are pleased to put the cash bonus and truck back into use for the company,” Justin says.

Additionally, Jared noted that KD Roofing’s Production Manager, David Allen, who has been a long-time employee and friend of the company, also played a role in the success thanks to his continued support in the growth of the company.

“It goes without saying that we have the entire KD Roofing team to thank for this accomplishment,” Jared says.

Distributor and Manufacturer Support

The Doty brothers also noted that support from their distributor, Roofline Supply and Delivery (a division of SRS Distribution), was an element to their success. In fact, the branch manager for Roofline’s Boise location, James Phillips, first introduced the promotion to the KD Roofing team.

“I’ve had a relationship with the KD team almost my entire career in the roofing industry, so when I learned of the PRO4 Plus Promotion, I knew it was a good fit for them,” Phillips says. “But things like this don’t happen overnight; it takes a lot of work and dedication to achieve what the KD Roofing team did. They’ve also built a reputation and trust among their customers by delivering service for more than 20 years.”

IKO Territory Sales Representative, Andrew Buehner, also worked closely with Phillips and the KD Roofing team during the promotion. He helped provide product knowledge and expertise, as well as local service and support to keep the promotion running smoothly for KD Roofing, Phillips added.

“We were onboard with the promotion after discussion with Roofline, but once they introduced us to our IKO rep, Andrew, we knew it was going to be great working with IKO,” Jared says. “IKO is a family-owned business like ours and shares similar valuesplus.”

Coordinating Roofing Components

A roofing components system is engineered to provide more performance than installing just shingles alone.

As such, IKO has developed the PRO4 roofing components system, which includes four multi-layered roofing accessories that protect vulnerable areas of the roof, including eave protection (ice and water protectors), underlayment (for deck protection), roof starters (starter strips to save installation time) and ridge cap shingles (provide protection along a roof’s high-stress areas and accentuate the roof line).

“Our favorite part of working with the PRO4 system is offering our clients a shingle and coordinating components from a single manufacturer,” Jared says. “It’s a benefit for our customers when we assure them it’s one system that’s intended to work together.”

To see a video interview featuring the KD Roofing team and additional details on the IKO PRO4 Plus Promotion, please visit the IKO TV YouTube channel. For more information about IKO’s complete portfolio of residential roofing products and accessories, visit the website.

Coated Metals Group Expands Operation Facility

Coated Metals Group has expanded its Indianapolis location with an addition to its operation facility. The expansion has increased the building’s square footage by over 50 percent, allowing CMG to ramp up their on-hand inventory and production.

Company President, Gary Woodward states, “Expansion in our Indianapolis plant was overdue. Our growth in this region had been outpacing our capacity for some time. The capacity we have added will allow us to maintain more on-hand inventories and meet customer needs with enhanced efficiency.”

Doug Riley, Indianapolis’ sales representative, believes this expansion demonstrates CMG’s focus on improving the customer experience. “I believe our addition demonstrates to both our current and prospective customers our level of commitment to providing them with quality customer service and materials.”

Pro Guard Coatings Receives FM Approval

Pro Guard Coatings has received FM Approval on the Proflex Primer F1524 & 9101 Moisture Cure Liquid Rubber products. Pro Guard Coatings engineers a broad line of coatings for a variety of surfaces.

FM Approvals is an international leader in third-party testing and certification services. By employing a worldwide certification process that’s backed by scientific research and testing, FM Approval recognizes quality products in both technical integrity and performance.

Firestone Acquires Silicone Roofing Systems Provider

Firestone Building Products Company LLC has announced its acquisition of Gaco Western, a provider of silicone roofing systems, waterproofing systems and spray foam insulation. The deal, which includes all assets and operations held by Gaco, closed April 3, after a definitive agreement was signed and announced earlier this year.

The acquisition allows Firestone to introduce even more options to customers with Gaco’s silicone and acrylic liquid coatings. The enhanced portfolio creates alternative solutions when full roof tear-offs and rebuilds are not feasible, and it presents contractors with products requiring less labor-intensive installation.

“Combining the best of two brands, Firestone and Gaco, represents an opportunity for growth and long-term value as we aim to create new levels of service and innovation in our industries,” says Tim Dunn, president of Firestone Building Products, Bridgestone Americas Inc. “Operations will conduct business as usual across all teams as we begin bringing our portfolios, employees, best practices and distribution platforms together to continue serving as a total solutions provider for our collective customers.”

In addition to expanding Firestone’s roofing product portfolio with silicone polyurethanes, epoxies and acrylic liquid coatings, the deal offers new positions in commercial and residential sectors with decking and waterproofing products that protect pedestrian surfaces, concrete, metal and plywood, and open- and closed-cell foam products which protect and insulate buildings.

Gaco products will continue to be sold under the Gaco brand and will continue to be made at a state-of-the-art manufacturing, research and development facility in Waukesha, Wis.

Financial details of the transaction are not being disclosed.

DRG and GAF Launch App to Manage Reviews

Diversity Resources Group (DRG) and GAF have launched pulseM, an app that allows contractors to obtain and manage reviews from customers and employees. It is available to GAF Master Elite, Certified, Master, Master Select, and Premium Coating System Contractors across the U.S. and Canada. The technology allows customers to leave reviews via speech or text in a 30- to 45-second mobile phone survey. Positive reviews can be posted to social media channels while negative reviews are sent directly to owners. Additionally, pulseM offers a gamified employee accountability solution, providing companies a real-time window into employee performance. For more information about DRG, visit here. GAF factory-certified contractors can contact their local territory manager for information on accessing pulseM.

TAMKO.com Is Redesigned, Provides Product Photos

TAMKO Building Products Inc. has redesigned TAMKO.com to provide easy access to visualization tools, product photos and useful information. With bold imagery, the site accentuates product charm and appeal for homeowners along with features that enable them to choose roofing shingles by color or style and easily locate a TAMKO Pro Certified Roofing Contractor. The responsive design optimizes the experience on popular devices and platforms, as well as enables visitors to share items across multiple social media channels. The site also includes a space for Team TAMKO, which is dedicated to professionals and builders and contains access to business-building tools. Additionally, application instructions, data sheets and literature are available directly from product pages.