ABC Supply Racing Team to Host Autograph Session at IRE 2018

ABC Supply Co. Inc. is excited to host its new 2018 IndyCar Racing team at this year’s International Roofing Expo in New Orleans. On Tuesday, Feb. 6, fans of the Verizon IndyCar Series can get autographs from Indianapolis 500 Champion Tony Kanaan and Matheus Leist from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at IRE Booth 901.

Driving the flagship No. 14 ABC Supply Chevrolet car, Kanaan will spend his 21st season in the Verizon IndyCar series with AJ Foyt Racing. The Miami resident brings years of experience and success to the storied team, including 17 total victories, highlighted by titles at the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2004 and the Indianapolis 500 in 2013.

Nineteen-year-old Leist completes the Brazilian pair, driving the No. 4 ABC Supply Chevrolet car. Heralded as a rising star in motorsports, Leist is the youngest full-time driver in the Verizon IndyCar Series. He won the 2016 British Formula 3 Series Championship and 2017 Freedom 100 Indy Lights race.

“We’re looking forward to continuing our historic sponsorship of AJ Foyt Racing and can’t wait to get the season started,” said Keith Rozolis, president and CEO of ABC Supply Co. Inc. “We’re lucky to pair a modern racing legend with the series’ most exciting young driver, and we’re excited for everyone in New Orleans to meet them.”

As the sponsor of AJ Foyt Racing since 2005, ABC Supply is the longest active sponsor among teams in the Verizon IndyCar Series.

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Ventco Makes New Technical Catalog Available Online

Ventco Inc. has published its 2018 Technical Catalog and made it available for download on a revamped website.

“We’re excited about our new website and being able to offer our new Technical Catalog as a download there,” says Marty Rotter, owner of Ventco. “If you have a question about the compatibility of ProfileVent with 47 metal roofing panels or how to install ProfileVent, the information is available in the Technical Catalog.”

The new Technical Catalog and other Ventco brochures can be downloaded at:

The 54-page catalog, which can be downloaded and printed, also includes information on Hip&RidgeVent, Contractors’ Choice, The RidgeVent and Mongoose ridge vent for asphalt, slate and cedar shingle roofs. The catalog features testing information and proper installation instructions for all Ventco products.

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Schöck North America Launches Website

Schöck North America has launched an all-new 88-page website,, on its line of Isokorb® structural thermal break (STB) products for high rise construction. Tracy Dacko, Marketing Manager says the new format is designed for easy access to essential information on STBs, which are utilized to thermally insulate concrete and steel structures that penetrate the building envelope.

Four application sections cover STBs for: concrete and steel balconies; concrete slab edges; steel canopies and beams; and concrete parapets and steel rooftop connections. Each section compares applications with and without STBs in terms of energy savings and prevention of condensation, mold and rust.

Corresponding product pages detail 12 STB types categorized by concrete-to-concrete, concrete-to-steel or steel-to-steel connection methods, and offer technical PDF downloads on features, specifications and installation.

Separate case study sections on concrete and steel applications contain in-depth articles from interviews with specifiers involved in completed projects that incorporate STBs in low- to high-rise residences, office complexes, museums, universities and public buildings from four to 30+ stories.

Sections devoted to the individual interests of architects, engineers, developers and contractors/installers are provided with resources including: technical design services, general brochures, application brochures, technical articles, technical manuals, installation instructions, research reports, specifications, approvals/certificates, CAD/BIM library, code requirements, “lunch & learn” sessions, FAQs and “green building” trends.

“The new site adds numerous images, videos, animations and PDFs geared to first-time users of STBs as well as experienced specifiers accessing resources to expedite a project,” says Dacko.

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Standard Industries Renews Partnership and Investment in 3-D Modeling Platform HOVER

Standard Industries, a global industrial company with interests in building materials, aggregates, and related investment businesses in public equities and real estate, and the parent company of GAF, announced a renewed partnership and investment in HOVER, a platform that generates accurate 3-D models of any property.

According to the company, Standard is committed to harnessing the power of technology to improve its industrial operating businesses. By creating innovative solutions in the roofing and waterproofing industry, Standard not only enhances its products, but importantly, can help improve the way that its customers and contractor base conduct their business.

The investment is the latest milestone in GAF’s longstanding partnership with HOVER. In 2016, GAF became the first roofing materials manufacturer to utilize HOVER’s 3-D technology, recognizing the opportunity to help contractors build their business, save time and costs, while giving homeowners the chance to try out new GAF products before making a purchasing decision. By eliminating the time-consuming and often arduous process of taking measurements by hand, the GAF e360 mobile app powered by HOVER has changed the way roofing contractors do business, according to the company.

“Our investment in and partnership with HOVER reflects our focus on identifying and supporting technologies that are catalysts for change in our industry,” said Kathy Reiland, Head of M&A for Standard Industries. “Our contractors are realizing the benefits of HOVER’s technology and we look forward to continuing to work with the HOVER team to create state-of-the-art solutions for our customers.”

Together with HOVER, GAF launched the GAF e360 mobile app to their contractor base, with thousands of contractors that are now active users of the platform. GAF will add new features to their e360 mobile app exclusively for certified contractors, including the best pricing on the market, dedicated training resources and a suite of enhanced membership options.

“We have received tremendously positive feedback from our network of GAF certified contractors about GAF e360 powered by HOVER,” said Jim Schnepper, President of GAF. “Contractors have increased their close rates, saved money by creating less waste due to more accurate measurements, created interactive and engaging experiences for homeowners and most importantly, experienced significant labor time savings.”

GAF contractors can learn more and download the e360 app via the Apple App Store or Google Play.

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KM Coatings Unveils New Website

KM Coatings, a manufacturer of quality roof coatings for roofing professionals, announced the launch of its new website. Introduced on Jan. 22, 2018, the new site is dynamic, searchable and improves the web experience for visitors.

The new design is modern with cleaner page layouts featuring hues of blue, gray and white to match the KM Coatings rebranding. From the website, contractors can sign up for the KM Academy, search and download content, and connect with roofing experts.

“We are pleased with the new website which allows for improved online access to our products, people and services,” said Brady Kolden, national coatings manager for KM Coatings. “The website was constructed with the needs of our customers in mind and reflects our dedication and commitment to them. We believe they will find what they need every time they come through our virtual doors.”

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Ventco Offers Ventilation Product Line Directly to Customers

Ventco Inc. is now offering its ProfileVent ventilation products at a savings by selling direct to customers, who get factory pricing and free freight with the same trusted performance. The company is offering its entire ProfileVent line of 58 continuous ventilation products for all styles of metal roofs direct to customers. According to the manufacturer, ProfileVent offers a Class A Fire Rating and has more testing behind it than any other in the industry.

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ATAS Now Offers Online Continuing Education Courses

ATAS International, Inc. offers three continuing education courses online. All three are approved for health, safety, and welfare learning units by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (AIA CES).

The three online courses are:

  • Demystifying Rainscreen Systems Utilizing Metal Wall Panels
  • Designing for the Effects of Wind on Metal Roofs: Tests and Reality
  • Sustainable Building Envelopes

The course on Sustainable Building Envelopes is also approved by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI). All three of these courses, in addition to five others, are available as in-person live learning sessions. As a registered AIA CES Passport Provider of education for many years, ATAS can also offer continuing education credit for two live plant tours: a facility which manufactures building envelope components from metal, and a metal coil coating facility.

Lee Ann M. Slattery, Sales Support Manager, stated, “ATAS is pleased that we are able to offer continuing education in a variety of ways. We understand that online learning opportunities are desirable, and we are now able to meet those needs.  ATAS will continue to offer all eight of our courses in-person for those located across the country who are seeking to bring education into their firms.”

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Polyglass Launches New Q Rewards Website

Polyglass U.S.A., Inc. announced the launch of its newly revamped Q Rewards website. The new platform allows roofing contractors to quickly earn points for Polyglass purchases and redeem them for trips, event tickets and merchandise.

A leading manufacturer of roofing and waterproofing solutions, Polyglass introduced the Q Rewards program in 2013 as a way to say thank you to contractors. From the website, contractors can enroll in the Q Rewards program, manage points and redeem prizes. The newly designed website has improved navigation and functionality and is compatible with mobile devices. It features Snap2Claim Technology, enabling photo capture and faster upload of invoices.

“We are excited about the launch of the new Q Rewards website,” said Director of Strategic Marketing Scott Lelling. “The website has a cleaner design, is user-friendly and improves the overall customer experience. We value our customers and look forward to making more amazing rewards possible through the Q Rewards program.”

Contractors can sign up for Q Rewards now at and earn bonus points at the 2018 International Roofing Expo on Feb. 6-8 in New Orleans, LA.  Stop by booth 701 and play the Spin2Win game.

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ABC Supply Opens Branch in Fairfield, California

ABC Supply Co. Inc. announced the company has opened a new branch in California serving professional contractors in Solano County and the surrounding areas. The new ABC Supply branch is located at 237 Lopes Road in Fairfield, California.

The new Fairfield branch will be managed by John Laurence. Laurence, who has been in the industry for nearly two decades, will use his extensive sales and management experience to lead the team of associates in Fairfield as they ensure that their customers have the products and support they need to succeed.

ABC Supply has now opened five branches in California over the last eight months. According to the company, this continued commitment to the state aligns with the company’s mission of being the easiest building products distributor for contractors to do business with.

“We’re confident that contractors in the Fairfield area will find our products and expertise second to none,” said Matt Cooper, vice president of ABC Supply’s West Region. “I know John and his team are looking forward to building relationships with them as well as the larger Fairfield community.”

Branch hours are 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PST, Monday through Friday. The phone number is (707) 864-1000.

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Rheinzink Offers Updated CEU Course

Rheinzink America is offering an updated AIA-approved CEU course explaining the use of its zinc alloy in various architectural applications. The course offers 1.00 AIA LU/HSW Learning Unit and 1.00 GBCI Continuing Education Unit. The course credits fulfill requirements for both AIA and GBCI and is available through Hanley Wood University. The title of the course is: “Sustainable Application and Design using Titanium Zinc Roofing and Cladding.” The CEU units are also available through a “lunch and learn” presentation given by Rheinzink regional sales managers.

The course and presentation include an explanation of the environmental aspects of zinc, the attributes of architectural zinc, and a description of the metal’s properties, aesthetics, technical aspects, and design applications. Also included is a description of typical roofing and cladding profiles and an explanation of the patina process that is one of zinc’s most distinguishing characteristics.

To schedule a presentation in your office, call 781-729-0812, or for more information on Rheinzink, visit