Owens Corning Names 2018 Shingle Color of the Year: Sand Dune

Owens Corning announced that Sand Dune has been chosen as the 2018 Shingle Color of the Year.

Owens Corning announced that Sand Dune has been chosen as the 2018 Shingle Color of the Year.

Owens Corning announced Sand Dune as the 2018 Shingle Color of the Year. HGTV “Good Bones” home renovation experts Karen E Laine and Mina Starsiak – renowned for their use of color as a design element – helped unveil the selection and shared their perspectives on the power of color to inspire home exteriors.

Owens Corning launched the annual roofing color initiative to highlight the roof as a design element that expresses a homeowner’s personal style and contributes to curb appeal. Sand Dune was chosen for its versatile medley of hues embedded in the color, and for how it complements a broad range of exteriors to create a sense of relaxed, natural grandeur.

“Combining elements of bisque beige and light sky blue with hues of driftwood, charcoal and shale creates a canvas of elegance that enhances today’s exterior colors and styles,” said Sue Burkett, Owens Corning Roofing Strategic Marketing Manager.

The versatile shingle color has been endorsed by remodeling experts. Home renovator Starsiak shared her perspective on the appeal of Sand Dune. “It’s no secret that we love using color in and on our homes,” Starsiak said. “We’ve used Owens Corning shingles in the color Sand Dune on our home office and think the fun and bright color is complementary to multiple palettes.”

Complementing the announcement of Sand Dune as the 2018 Shingle Color of the Year, the Owens Corning website offers free, online design tools and visualization resources to help consumers color coordinate their home’s roof and exterior. Resources include a “Design and Inspire” section featuring several style boards, including three new boards created in collaboration with Good Bones’ stars Laine and Starsiak. The newly enhanced Design EyeQ® Roof Visualization Experience is a free tool that allows homeowners to upload a photo of their home and experiment with different color pairings. The mobile-friendly site also includes a series of pre-rendered home images with multiple shingle colors and styles.

Karen E Laine (left) and Mina Starsiak, home renovation experts and the hosts of HGTV’s “Good Bones,” helped unveil the selection of the 2018 Shingle Color of the Year.

Karen E Laine (left) and Mina Starsiak, home renovation experts and the hosts of HGTV’s “Good Bones,” helped unveil the selection of the 2018 Shingle Color of the Year.

“Homeowners – especially women – have told us they are looking for alternatives to traditional roof colors,” said Burkett. “The online style boards and interactive tools available on our website make it easy for homeowners to express their personal style using the TruDefinition® Duration® Designer shingle in Sand Dune, or one of the many other shingle colors available through Owens Corning.

Beyond aesthetic appeal, as part of the Duration shingle series, Sand Dune incorporates the advanced technology and performance of patented SureNail Technology. Part of the TruDefinition Duration Designer Colors collection, Sand Dune becomes the second shingle designated as the Owens Corning Shingle Color of the Year. The 2017 color was Sedona Canyon.

Arkema to Introduce New Specification Guides at METALCON

Arkema Inc.will present its Kynar 500 FSF and Kynar Aquatec polyvinylidene fluoride resins used in high-performance coatings, along with Bostik’s hurricane-resistant adhesive products, at METALCON 2017, to be held Oct. 18–21 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Kynar 500 FSF resin-based coatings for aluminum, galvanized steel and aluminized steel exceed the exterior AAMA 2605 specification for resistance to humidity, color change, chalk, gloss loss and chemicals. This next-generation Kynar 500 PVDF technology can also contribute to LEED credits, as it is produced using a patented fluorosurfactant-free process. 

According to the company, Kynar Aquatec PVDF emulsions provide the same long-lasting protection as Kynar 500 resin-based coatings in an easy-to-apply waterborne form. Given their excellent weatherability and exceptional resistance to dirt pickup and biological growth, Kynar Aquatec resin-based coatings offer a high-performance solution for metal restoration and repair projects, as well as a variety of other applications.
 
At the show, Arkema Inc. will introduce its new Kynar Aquatec specification guides for façade restoration and cool roof coatings applications. Each 14-page guide is divided into the Construction Specifier Institute’s three-part format and written in concise language to facilitate the evaluation of coating systems for meeting a metal restoration or cool-roof project’s long life, durability and sustainability goals.

During the event, Bostik, an Arkema company, will also present its full line of “smart adhesives” and sealants for a wide variety of metal construction applications. These high-performance products provide unprimed adhesion to Kynar 500 FSF and Kynar Aquatec resin-based coatings, are hurricane-strong (Miami-Dade County hurricane-approved) and come with a best-in-class warranty.
 
The new specification guides on field-applied fluoropolymer coatings for façade restoration and cool-roof applications will abe available at the Arkema exhibit at METALCON (booth 923). For more information, visit kynar500.comkynaraquatec.com and bostik-industrial.com.

MFM Building Products Names New Vice President and General Manager

MFM Building Products, a manufacturer of a full envelope of waterproofing and weather barrier products for the building industry, announced that the firm has promoted Tony Reis to the position of vice president and general manager. The announcement was made by Robert S. Simpson, president of MFAM Building Products.

According to the company, Reis started his relationship with MFM as an independent sales representative in 1999, covering the New England area. He was then promoted to the position of sales and marketing director in 2008. In this position, Reis oversaw all sales and marketing activities for the company. Since his hire, MFM has experienced tremendous growth each and every year, noted Simpson.

As vice president and general manager, Reis will retain his current sales and marketing responsibilities, and take on the added duties of overseeing the company’s day-to-day operations. Reis will work closely with all MFM departments to synchronize the efforts of each.

“Tony is a tireless worker who gives 110 percent effort for the company,” Simpson said. “The growth MFM has experienced has been truly remarkable. I can attribute much of the credit to the leadership Tony has shown over the years. We look forward to having him in this newly formed position.”

Soprema to Host Building Envelope Clinic in New York

Soprema Inc. will be hosting a regional Building Envelope Clinic in New York on Oct. 10, 2017, for architects, consultants and contractors looking to further their knowledge, network and earn continuing education units. The clinic will be held at AIA New York, located at 536 LaGuardia Pl., New York, NY 10012.

The Building Envelope Clinic will begin at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 3:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception and prize raffle.

“We’re proud to be offering these clinics regionally to help support our consultants, contractors and architects,” said Sara Jonas of Soprema. “These courses continue to bring education to the forefront for our current partners, as well as those new to Soprema, while helping them to achieve credits to keep their accreditations.”

Courses offered during the Building Envelope Clinic include:

  • SBS-Modified Bitumen Technology –AIA/RCI Accredited
  • Wall Systems & Design – AIA/RCI Accredited
  • Below Grade Waterproofing Systems & Design – AIA/RCI Accredited
  • Vegetated Roofing Systems – AIA/RCI Accredited
  • PMMA/PMA Liquid Applied Membranes
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    ABC Supply Opens New Branch in California

    ABC Supply Co. Inc. announced that the company has opened a branch in Antioch, Calif. Tom Hennigan will lead the team of associates at this new ABC Supply branch. According to the company, Hennigan joined ABC Supply’s Oakland, Calif., location in 2016 as an outside sales associate. Prior to joining ABC Supply, Hennigan gained extensive experience with exterior building products as a contractor and salesperson, and he will use the industry knowledge he gained to help local contractors find solutions for their business challenges and achieve their goals.

    The branch is ABC Supply’s first location in Antioch and one of more than 30 locations in California. “We’re excited to be part of the Antioch community and to build trusting, professional relationships with the area’s contractors,” said Matt Cooper, vice president of ABC Supply’s West Region. “Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for contractors to have access to the products and expertise they need to tackle their projects.”

    The Antioch branch is located at 2701 Verne Roberts. Branch hours are 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PDT, Monday through Friday, and 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. PDT on Saturday. The phone number is (925) 779-1437. 

    H.B. Fuller Agrees to Purchase Royal Adhesives & Sealants

    H.B. Fuller Company, a global developer and manufacturer of proprietary adhesives and sealants, announced it has signed an agreement to purchase Royal Adhesives & Sealants, a manufacturer of specialty adhesives and sealants.

    “This accretive acquisition accelerates realization of our 2020 strategic objective to focus and grow in engineering adhesives and other highly specified market segments, while exceeding our targeted cash flow, EPS and EBITDA margin targets,” said H.B. Fuller President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Owens. “With Royal’s strong customer relationships and experienced team, we will add depth and breadth to our portfolio. Royal’s complementary offerings will expand our presence in North America, Europe and China, and add new technology and capabilities. We have identified $35 million in cost synergies and $15 million in growth synergies that we expect to realize over the next three years as a result of merging these two great adhesives businesses. Upon closing the transaction, H.B. Fuller will be a company with nearly $2.9 billion in revenue, focused on profitable growth in attractive engineering, durable assembly, and construction adhesives markets.”

    Royal is expected to generate approximately $650 million in revenue and $138 million in adjusted EBITDA for H.B. Fuller’s fiscal year 2017. The company operates 19 manufacturing facilities in five countries, and employs approximately 1,500 people globally.

    The agreed upon purchase price is $1,575 million, subject to customary adjustments. H.B. Fuller intends to finance the transaction through new debt financing. H.B. Fuller has previously announced specific financial goals for organic growth, cash flow and EBITDA margin improvement in the company’s 2020 strategic plan and believes this acquisition will support acceleration and over performance relative to these objectives. Royal is a supplier of industrial adhesives in a diverse set of end markets, including commercial roofing, aerospace, transportation, insulating glass, solar, packaging and flooring applications. With this acquisition, H.B. Fuller will gain product technology and add people and skills that will result in a more capable and dynamic company for customers and employees, according to the company. H.B. Fuller remains committed to maintaining its current dividend and rapid deleveraging using the significant free cash flow it expects to have available for this purpose.

    Subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals, the transaction is expected to close as soon as October of 2017. Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC is acting as H.B. Fuller’s sole financial advisor in relation to this acquisition, and Faegre Baker Daniels LLP is acting as H.B. Fuller’s legal counsel. H.B. Fuller is acquiring Royal from affiliates of American Securities LLC, based in New York with an office in Shanghai.

    CertainTeed Showcases Commitment to Solar Power at SPI 2017

    CertainTeed Solar is highlighting upgraded products and an enhanced installer program at Solar Power International 2017, being held September 11-13 in Las Vegas. Billed as “North America’s Premier Energy Event,” Solar Power International (SPI) is the largest annual gathering of solar industry professionals in the United States. CertainTeed Solar will be highlighting the following at booth #2463:

    An Enhanced Solar Installer Program: CertainTeed Solar has updated its Solar Installer program to include both Credentialed Installer and Master Installer levels, featuring workmanship warranty coverage of 25 years for Apollo II, Apollo Tile II and Solstice systems installed by Master Solar Installers. Coupled with lead generation, marketing co-op funds and public relations support, CertainTeed’s upgraded Solar Installer Program adds further value to solar installers looking to differentiate and grow their businesses.

    US Series Solar Modules: CertainTeed Solar will also highlight its US Series 60 and 72-cell solar modules. Announced in June 2017, 60 cell US Series modules have a maximum power output of 305W, while 72 cell modules reach up to 365W. All US Series modules are American-made using domestic and foreign components, and rank among the most efficient solar modules manufactured in the United States. The modules are available individually or as part of CertainTeed’s Solstice® system, which includes the components necessary for rooftop installation.

    Upgraded Apollo II Solar Roofing Systems: Apollo II and Apollo Tile II solar roofing systems have been upgraded to offer 63 watts of rated power, improving on both the performance and the economics of CertainTeed’s solar roofing systems. Apollo II and Apollo Tile II modules are proudly manufactured in the United States using foreign and domestic components.

    With more than 110 years of experience supplying products to the construction industry, CertainTeed Solar provides unparalleled confidence in a long-term investment. All CertainTeed solar products are available nationwide.

    Johns Manville Partners With Logistics Lighting

    Johns Manville announced the company has formed a partnership with Logistics Lighting to create the Johns Manville skylight program. The skylight program was established to allow JM to integrate skylights into clients’ projects and incorporate a seamless process for including a complete system with the roofing package. This program includes various skylight products with different brands in order to provide the most cost-effective option, with up to a 20-year warranty. The products offered through the program include skylights, smoke vents, tubular skylights, safety screens, burglar bars and roof curbs. There are also several services offered through the JM skylight program, including design and layout of skylights, energy savings calculations, specification review, submittal packages, and project specific meetings with designers and contractors.

    This program has allowed JM to broaden the company’s offering and create more opportunities for customers to diversify based on their needs. The goal of the partnership was to combine Logistics Lighting’s extensive knowledge of skylights with the expertise that JM brings to roofing, creating real value for the consumers. According to JM, this partnership provides consumers with quality products, a competitive price, and a guarantee that is backed by a trusted company.

    The JM skylight program includes a skylight warranty, issued by JM, as an addendum to the 20-year roof guarantee. The 20-year guarantee is only available on Velux and Kingspan products. The other two brands that are offered are Sunoptics and Wasco, and those have up to five and 10-year warranties, depending on the product.

    President of Logistics Lighting Eric Huffman stated, “We are proud to be a part of the Johns Manville skylight program. We are honored to serve Johns Manville clients and sales team, and to provide the finest skylight and smoke vent options for their projects, combined with the best warranty available. The skylight program allows JM to help their clients to cost-effectively meet their daylighting and sustainability goals, and serve as a single source for the entire roof guarantee.”

    For more information about the skylight program, contact Huffman at EHuffman@LogisticsLighting.com or call (307) 633-9696.

    Petersen to Open PAC-CLAD Manufacturing Facility in Phoenix

    Petersen is expanding the reach of its trusted PAC-CLAD brand by opening a new manufacturing facility in Phoenix. The 52,000-square-foot facility is scheduled to be fully operational in the first quarter of 2018, and will be equipped to provide the Western U.S. construction market with the full line of PAC-CLAD steel and aluminum cladding products, including standing seam roof panels, hidden- and exposed-fastener wall panels, sheet, coil and more.
     
    The expansion West provides a solution to growth challenges Petersen has faced, said Mike Petersen, CEO. “To date, we have been limited in our ability to effectively service customers in the Western United States, largely because of the challenges and high costs of transporting products from our Texas and Illinois facilities and over the Rocky Mountains. By opening this Phoenix facility, we’re creating a foundation on which to grow the PAC-CLAD brand into the West Coast market,” Petersen said.
     
    The new facility will be managed by David Hedrick, whose background includes more than 15 years of management leadership in both the manufacturing and architectural metals industries. “I’m excited about joining the Petersen team and opening this new PAC-CLAD manufacturing facility. The Arizona PAC-CLAD team looks forward to providing the Western United States construction industry with the high-quality PAC-CLAD products and professional service the rest of the country has enjoyed for more than 50 years,” Hedrick said.
     
    Petersen’s facility is located in existing commercial space south of downtown Phoenix. Questions and inquiries about the Phoenix facility can be directed via email to Rob Heselbarth at rheselbarth@petersenmail.com. The Phoenix location is the sixth for Petersen, joining the company’s other facilities in Elk Grove Village, Ill.; Acworth, Ga.; Tyler, Texas; Annapolis Junction, Md.; and Andover, Minn.

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    TAMKO Makes Donation to Red Cross to Aid Those Affected by Hurricane Harvey

    TAMKO Building Products Inc. has proudly donated $100,000 to the American Red Cross to assist with their Hurricane Harvey disaster relief efforts in Houston and the surrounding area. TAMKO presented the funds at the Joplin, Mo., Red Cross office on Sept. 6.

    “Thanks to generous partners like TAMKO, the American Red Cross is there, providing food, shelter and comfort to people affected by Hurricane Harvey,” said Stacy Burks, Executive Director of the American Red Cross Southern Missouri.  “We have deployed over a dozen local [Joplin-area] volunteers.  They join more than 3,000 Red Cross disaster workers who will continue to support families as they begin to recover and rebuild.” 

    In the past, TAMKO has donated to the Red Cross to assist with disaster recovery from tornadoes that ravaged areas where TAMKO operates, including a deadly EF-5 tornado in 2011 that struck the town of Joplin, where TAMKO is headquartered. 

    TAMKO’s President and CEO David Humphreys said, “The devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey are heartbreaking. TAMKO and its employees have witnessed firsthand what the American Red Cross can do to help in these types of disaster situations. We make this donation in the spirit of kindness that Houston and its neighbors so desperately need now.”
     
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