ProfileVent From Ventco Achieves 1 Million Installations

Ventco President Marty Rotter announced ProfileVenthas now been a part of 1 million installations, still with no callbacks.

ProfileVent is a ventilation system for commercial and residential metal roofing, manufactured by equipment that precisely cuts the panel profile into the surface, resulting in a leak-proof fit every time. It will not absorb water, mildew or create ponding water from rain or condensation. ProfileVent is UV stable, will not deteriorate and comes with a 30-year-to-lifetime warranty.

“It’s really mindboggling when you think about it … 1 million installations,” Rotter says. “We’re as excited about this as we were about our very first installation. We’ve come a long way and we’re looking forward to the next million installations!”

The company also offers Hip&RidgeVent for universal application to any screw down panels ½-inch to 1½-inch high. All Ventco products are manufactured in the U.S.A.

For more information, visit www.profilevent.com.

ABC Supply Co. Inc. Acquires the Assets of DRI Supply Co.

Building products distributor ABC Supply Co. Inc. has acquired the assets of DRI Supply Co., a distributor of drywall, roofing and insulation products. ABC will continue to serve customers from the three former DRI locations: 746 Church Hill Road in San Andreas, California; 2300 Cooper Ave. in Merced, California; and 5831 Highway 50 East in Carson City, Nevada.

The acquisition allows ABC Supply to enhance its service in both existing and new markets and strengthen relationships with professional contractors. Current DRI Supply associates will continue to work at the locations, ensuring customers receive seamless access to the products and services they need to run and grow their businesses.

“We’re happy to welcome the DRI Supply team to our ABC family,” said Matt Cooper, vice president of ABC Supply’s West Region. “Contractors will continue to work with the knowledgeable people they’ve come to know, trust and rely on while enjoying access to a wider selection of product options and delivery capabilities.”

For more information, visit www.abcsupply.com.

Kee Safety Introduces Partnership Program for Installers of Fall Protection Systems and Products

Kee Safety, Inc. announces the launch of its “Partnership Program” for installers of the company’s extensive range of fall protection systems and other safety products and systems. Examples include OSHA-compliant KeeGuard rooftop railing systems and related safety products such as the enhanced new KeeLine®retractable lifeline and the company’s traditional ground-based railing systems built from Kee Klamp steel and Kee Lite aluminum fittings.

According to Kee Safety, the program offers comprehensive support from project concept to completion with free training, marketing and advertising support, experienced design capability, expert customer service, fast turnaround on quotes, and timely product delivery.

“The Kee Safety team is fully trained in OSHA fall protection standards and other important safety guidelines,” said Mike Mumau, President of Kee Safety, Inc. “We know how our product and fall protection system capabilities will meet or exceed regulatory requirements. We strive to help solve safety concerns for architects and engineers planning projects, and for the building owners and facility or safety managers.”

Training for Kee Safety installers can be provided at the installer’s facility or the company’s North American headquarters and training center in Buffalo, New York. It includes: Product Introductions; On-site Demonstrations; and Comprehensive Installation Training.

“We are committed to the success of our partners and their clients,” Mumau added.

Established in 1934, Kee Safety is a global manufacturer of safety and fall protection systems. Kee Safety products and systems are designed for new-build and renovated or upgraded commercial, institutional, industrial, and municipal buildings and facilities.

For more information, visit www.KeeSafety.com.

Reibus International Launched as Online Marketplace for Construction Materials

John Armstrong and David Bain have founded Reibus International, an online B2B marketplace for prime, excess prime and obsolete materials used in industrial, transportation, and construction markets.

“We believe that the online channel is increasingly becoming a preferred method for buying and selling materials as traditional industries continue to invest to remove friction from their supply chains,” noted Armstrong and Bain. “Our long-term goal is to be the leading global B2B marketplace for industrial products including metals, plastics, papers, machinery, etc.”

According to the company, its strengths include the ability to develop the technology to support the marketplace and in-depth product specification and supply chain understanding. “Our online platforms allow us to match supply and demand for existing and future demand of metals while achieving greater reach, price performance and efficiency relative to the fragmented network of physical distribution centers, brokers and dealers that have traditionally served this market,” noted Armstrong and Bain. “In 2018, our initial target is to connect over 100 unique sellers to over 1,000 unique buyers through our marketplace.”

Customers include both sellers and buyers of metals. According to Armstrong and Bain, sellers and buyers include a broad mix of metal-based manufacturers ranging from large multi-national corporations, regional mid-market specialists and sole proprietors. These include primary metals producers, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), metal service centers, and contract fabricators. Materials sold through the marketplace are used primarily in the commercial construction, commercial transportation, agriculture and RV industries.

“For sellers, our platform is designed to maximize price performance, minimize time requirements, expand market reach and reduce sales and marketing-related expenses as compared to traditional methods,” said Armstrong and Bain. “For buyers, our marketplace increases selection and market transparency, while reducing the time and investment required to search for, identify, evaluate and procure materials. A key element of our online marketplace is our proprietary search tool and materials listing process. This provides buyers and sellers with a simple to use interface that speeds up an otherwise cumbersome process.”

John Armstrong is a founder and the CEO at Reibus International. Prior to founding Reibus, he was vice president and general manager at Omnimax International.

David Bain is a founder and the chief operating officer for Reibus International. Over the past 15 years, he has assumed progressively greater responsibility in supply chain roles. For much of his career he oversaw the planning of inventory at Cott Beverages, a global beverage manufacturer. Most recently he led the supply chain for the commercial products division of Omnimax International, a building products company.

For more information, visit www.reibus.com.

Firestone Building Products Names New Vice President of Sales

Firestone Building Products Company, LLC announced Jason Flack has been named vice president of sales. In this role, Flack will oversee domestic sales and new business development, carrying out strategies that drive global objectives and reinforce that “Nobody Covers You Better.” Flack will be based in Nashville.

“Jason has an exceptional background in sales planning and leadership that will help drive our strategic objectives and accelerate growth in key markets,” said Taylor Cole, president, FSBP. “He will play a key role in supporting the broader global vision for Firestone Building Products by advancing our culture of reliability and delivering customer-centric solutions and support to the market.”

Flack has more than 20 years of experience in management, sales and operations, most recently serving as west zone vice president for GCR Tires and Service (GCR), where he managed operations and market performance for the western United States. He worked closely with his teams in the field to build, execute and optimize strategic growth plans. Before GCR, Flack spent five years with FSBP as regional business manager and director of corporate accounts. He also spent 13 years with CertainTeed Corporation holdingprogressively responsible roles in field sales, business development, national account management and sales organization leadership.

Flack holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism with an emphasis in advertising from the University of Kansas.

For more information, visit www.firestonebpco.com.

ABC Supply Co. Inc. Opens Branch in Northern California

ABC Supply Co. Inc. announces the opening of its newest branch located at 901 S. State St. in Ukiah, California. ABC Supply is the nation’s largest distributor of roofing, siding, windows and other exterior building products and tools that contractors need to tackle their construction projects and build their businesses.

Kris Mason will be the manager of the new branch. Mason joined ABC Supply in 2015 as a driver at the Hudson, Florida, branch and moved to Santa Rosa, California, in 2016 for a delivery services manager role. Prior to joining ABC Supply, Mason dedicated 13 years to the U.S. Army, with two deployments to Iraq. Mason is excited to partner with area contractors in this new region, providing them with the solutions they need to make their projects successful.

ABC Supply now has 41 locations throughout California with the opening of the Ukiah branch.

“This latest branch addition in Northern California allows our professional contractor customers to have access to the materials they need, while having a strong partner alongside them,” said Matt Cooper, vice president of ABC Supply’s West Region. “Kris brings strong leadership skills to his team, and they will do a great job of working with area contractors to make their jobs easier and businesses successful.”

Branch hours are 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PDT, Monday through Friday. The phone number is (707) 462-1059.

For more information, visit www.abcsupply.com.

TAMKO and Aspen Contracting Provide Roofs to Three Homeowners in Need

Three deserving homeowners across the U.S. just got some very good news. TAMKO Building Products, Inc. is once again supporting Aspen Contracting’s annual “Covers 4 Others” program by donating three roof systems to families nominated and chosen by the public to receive a free roof.

Winners of this year’s Covers 4 Others were announced last week and the first of the 2018 winners, single mother Terry F. of Springfield, Missouri, had her TAMKO-donated roof installed the following weekend.

“It’s a good day when we can provide some hope and help ease the burden of people in the middle of difficult circumstances,” said TAMKO President and CEO David Humphreys.

Today, Charles T. of Grandview is receiving a new TAMKO roof in the color of his choice installed by Aspen. He was nominated because of his long history of community service, especially his volunteer efforts with Grandview High School’s theater program. A series of health problems left Charles financially and physically unable to repair his severely-damaged roof.

The third winner of a TAMKO-donated roof is Denver, Colorado widow Beatrice G., who recently suffered a heart attack and has a leaking roof. Her donated roof is scheduled to be installed September 25.

“We realize that there are many people out there who have made a positive impact in the community by serving our country, helping others in need, first responders and even those who may have experienced a hardship,” said Pat Nussbeck, President and CEO of Aspen. “Giving back is a part of our core values at Aspen and support from TAMKO helps us do that to provide top quality shelter in the communities that we work in.”

For more information, visit www.TAMKO.com.

 

PrimeSource Receives Patent on Premium Grip-Rite ShingleLayment

PrimeSource Building Products recently was awarded a U.S. patent for its innovative design of a synthetic underlayment called ShingleLayment, the only synthetic underlayment in the market designed to protect your roof and look like a shingled rooftop during construction.

“Homeowners don’t want to be looking out at a sea of blue tarps or product logos covering unfinished roofs during a construction project,” said Peter Barrego, VP of Global Sourcing. “We decided to create an effective synthetic underlayment that also looks good.”

According to Barrego, synthetic underlayments have quickly become industry standard, replacing petroleum-laden asphalt roofing felt, known commonly as tar paper. But these products feature brand logos or bright colors. ShingleLayment is available in an exclusive patented shingle print pattern, making it the only AC 188 listed underlayment that gives the appearance of a finished roof while a home is under construction or under repair.

In addition to improving the look of a project provides immediate roof deck protection and a long-lasting secondary water-shedding layer ShingleLayment is made of tough UV-treated woven polypropylene and has a high tensile strength that resists wind blow-off and can resist the sun’s harmful rays for up to 180 days. Combine these features with a non-skid walking surface and you have the ultimate roofing underlayment, according to the company.

“PrimeSource is always looking for innovative products to add to our portfolio,” said Building Materials Group Manager Andy Spyhalski. “We know we are a key supplier and we want to respond to our customers’ needs and give them innovative choices.”

ShingleLayment® is available in three weight classes: lightweight ShingleLayment® LWE; mid-weight ShingleLayment-15 Pro; and heavyweight ShingleLayment Premium.

According to the manufacturer, all ShingleLayment styles are third-party tested to ICC AC 188, Florida Statewide Building Code and are backed by PrimeSource’s limited warranty.

For more information, please visit www.PrimeSourceBP.com.

Long Roofing Recognized by CertainTeed as Top North American Roofing Contractor

Long Roofing has built a built a longstanding and trustworthy reputation with homeowners throughout the Washington D.C. area through excellent service, products and warranties that hold up over time.

CertainTeed Corporation, a leading North American roofing manufacturer, honors Long for the second consecutive year as its number one roofing contractor partner throughout the US and Canada for providing local homeowners with extended warranty coverage.

“Warranties can be hard to understand,” said Jay Butch, Director of Contractor Programs for CertainTeed Roofing. “Long removes the guesswork by offering CertainTeed’s SureStart Plus protection on every roofing job it sells. SureStart Plus extends CertainTeed’s traditional product warranty to cover the intangibles in the unlikely event of a manufacturing product defect—things like labor to tear off the old roof and to install the new one, product disposal and the new shingles themselves.”

Long is credentialed as a CertainTeed SELECTTM ShingleMaster, a hard-earned designation that only two percent of all contractors in North America attain—and a credential that shows homeowners that Long is committed to quality installation, professionalism and ethical business practices. And with that designation, Long is able to offer its customers SureStartTM Plus, the industry’s most comprehensive extended warranty program.

“We’ve had a long history in the greater Washington D.C. area as a contractor that people can rely on,” said John DePaola, principal of Long Roofing. “We’re very proud to work with manufacturers like CertainTeed who continue to offer us quality products, credential programs and homeowner benefit programs that ultimately help us earn their trust and give them peace of mind.”

Long’s roofing practice has brought a 70+ year legacy of professionalism and craftsmanship to the greater Mid-Atlantic region of the country. The contractor has made it a point to not only offer incredible service to the community, but also provide warranties that can help homeowners sleep easy at night.

“Long is one of those contractors that goes above and beyond to make sure homeowners have confidence in their work,” said Butch. “They’re exceptional in the industry, and should be applauded for their commitment to placing the homeowner first. Their commitment to quality and homeowner satisfaction aligns with our own, resulting in a great partnership.”

For more information, visit www.certainteed.com.

Miami-Dade County Approves PolyPUF Foam Systems From Polyglass

Miami-Dade County Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources issued several Notices of Acceptance (NOA) for Polyglass’ PolyPUF Foam Systems, certifying the commercial roofing solution for use in high velocity hurricane zones.

“We are delighted to have the quality and safety of our Spray Polyurethane Foam System affirmed by Miami-Dade County, a Florida building code agency recognized nationally for its rigorous testing methods for building materials,” said Maury Alpert, codes and compliance manager at Polyglass U.S.A., Inc. “This certification allows us to provide roofing products and systems to roofers building in cities with extreme weather.”

PolyPUF is a closed cell sprayed in place polyurethane foam that acts as an air barrier, insulation and roofing system in a single application. The NOAsconfirm that PolyPUF (2.5, 2.8 and 3.0 lb densities) is designed and tested in accordance with Miami-Dade Product Control Section requirements and is approved for use over wood, steel, recover and concrete decks. Aside from its durability and long-term performance, PolyPUF offers a high R-value, which means greater potential for energy savings. To maximize the performance of PolyPUF apply Polyglass’ Miami-Dade approved PolyBrite 70, 90 or 95 roof coatings.

For more information, visit www.polyglass.us.