Project of the Year Award Winners Announced by ATAS

ATAS International, Inc. honored its 2017 Project of the Year winners at a recent awards banquet. This annual competition recognizes projects in which ATAS products have been incorporated into the design of the building.

Six project categories were included in this year’s competition: commercial roofs, commercial walls, residential roofs, residential walls, and two new categories for 2017: accents and interiors. An independent panel of judges reviewed photos of all the projects submitted throughout the year and chose first, second, and third place winners in each category.

Receiving the first-place honors for commercial roofs was the Sprinkles at Disney Springs project in Lake Buena Vista, FL. Champagne CastleTop panels were used on this building, which were installed by S&S Roofing Systems, Inc. and purchased through Gulfeagle Supply. For the commercial walls category, the Ascent Uptown project in Charlotte, NC, designed by R2L: Architects, PLLC, took first-place. Perforated Corrugated Panels in Rocky Grey, Regal Blue, and Slate Blue were purchased through Southeastern Architectural Systems.

Taking the first-place award in the residential roofs category was a private residence located in Lewistown, PA.  Mission Red Techo Tile panels were used on the roof of this home. The panels were purchased through DS Siding and were installed by Stonewood Enterprises. The residential walls category first-place winner was a residential townhouse located in Philadelphia, PA.  Designed by Arbitare Design Studio, Classic Bronze Opaline panels were installed on the walls by Kevin Hartzell, LLC. The panels were purchased through Allied Building Products.

For the accents category, the CaroMont Regional Medical Center project in Gastonia, NC, took first-place.  Perforated Corrugated Panels in Dove Grey were purchased through Southeastern Architectural Systems. RPA Design created the unique application of the panels on this building. For the interiors category, Blaze Pizza in Canton, OH, was recognized as the first-place winner. Belvedere 7.2” Rib in Classic Bronze, Mission Red, and Dove Grey colors were incorporated into the design created by WT Development Corporation. The panels were installed by RCW General Contractors, Inc. and purchased through Prestige Products, LLC.

Jim Bush, VP of Sales and Marketing of ATAS, stated, “Each year we look forward to honoring the architects, contractors and distributors who were involved in the award-winning projects. ATAS received many entries into the 2017 competition, and we have created a 24-page booklet to showcase all those projects. This “idea book” should be useful to architects, contractors, and building owners to help them envision possible metal panel applications and design aesthetics for their future projects.”

For more information, visit www.atas.com.

Tropical Roofing Products Appoints Chief Operating Officer

Tropical Roofing Products announced the appointment of Richard Oliva as Chief Operating Officer. Oliva brings with him over 25 years of experience in distribution and manufacturing, operations management, including senior leadership positions as Vice President of Operations for the Brenntag Group and as Senior Vice President for Roofing Supply Group (RSG) in the chemical and commercial building materials industries, respectively.

Oliva will report to Richard Zegelbone, President & C.E.O., and serve on the company’s Executive Committee.

Richard Zegelbone, President of Tropical Roofing Products, said, “Richard Oliva’s leadership, industry experience and ability to build and foster strong relationships with internal and external customers already make him a key addition to the Tropical Roofing Products family. Richard is the right leader to help us realize our greatest ambitions. And he will play a key role in that capacity along with our accomplished team of senior leaders that reflect our commitment to the industry at large.”

Oliva added, “I am excited to start a new challenge with Tropical Roofing Products, a 60- year old company and a leader in Fluid Applied Roof Restoration Systems. My professional background combined with a personal knowledge of Tropical Roofing Products as a former customer has prepared me for this role where I can add my leadership and relationship building skills to an organization with a great brand identity, culture, history, customer base, and unlimited future potential.”

Richard Oliva will be based in the Tropical Roofing Products corporate headquarters in Hallandale, Florida starting on April 9th, 2018.

For more information, visit www.tropicalroofingproducts.com.

EDCO Products Inc. Named Minnesota Manufacturer of the Year

EDCO Products, a Minnesota-based industry leading manufacturer of residential and commercial exterior building products, was named the 2018 Minnesota Manufacturer of the Year in the small-company category by the Manufacturers Alliance.

The award recognizes EDCO’s outstanding manufacturing capabilities, as well as, their commitment to sharing expertise within the manufacturing industry through training events and monthly peer meetings with the Manufacturers Alliance, Enterprise Minnesota, and Association for Manufacturing Excellence.

Founded in 1946 by Arthur Edwards Sr. and his two sons, Arthur Jr. and John, EDCO has endeavored to design, manufacture and distribute innovative, durable, affordable residential exterior building products. Today, the company, which is now into third and fourth-generation family ownership, is one of the oldest and largest manufacturers of pre-finished metal products in the United States.

With manufacturing excellence as a founding principle at EDCO, the company has established a reputation as an industry leader with its innovative and award-winning line of siding, roofing, soffit and rainware products, as well as, a complete line of color-coordinated accessories.

“Like many longstanding companies, there was a visionary; someone who was very passionate about an idea and for EDCO, that individual was Art Jr.,” said Eric Lindquist, EDCO’s President and CEO. “For over 70 years, we have made an unrelenting commitment to providing our customers with industry leading innovation, quality and service and that begins with how we manufacture our products. To be recognized by our industry peers for our collaboration and manufacturing excellence is an extreme honor.”

The award was presented to EDCO during a ceremony held on April 12th at the Golden Valley Country Club. The event was followed by an invitation-only “Tour of Excellence” for Manufacturer Alliance members at EDCO’s manufacturing facility in Hopkins, MN.

For more information, visit www.edcoproducts.com.

ABC Supply Co. Inc. Opens Fourth Branch in San Diego County

Professional contractors on the northwest side of San Diego now have access to ABC Supply Co. Inc.’s expansive selection of steep- and low-slope roofing, roofing insulation and other exterior building products with the opening of a location at 7250 Convoy Court, Suite A in San Diego.

In addition to the exterior building products and tools available, the branch offers services like customizable marketing materials, rooftop delivery and warranty claims assistance to contractors. Joey King will manage the branch.

“Joey and his team are eager to work with San Diego contractors, giving them the high-quality products, service and expertise that will help them build their businesses,” said Matt Cooper, vice president of ABC Supply’s West Region.

Branch hours are 6:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. PDT, Monday through Friday. The phone number is (858) 268-1060.

For more information, visit www.abcsupply.com.

 

Acme Cone Company to Host Flash for Cash Competition at Western Roofing Expo

Acme Cone Company announced that it will feature a flash for cash competition in booth 837 at the Western Roofing Expo, June 10-12, 2018 in Las Vegas. One contractor will win $100 each day.

“We held our Flash for Cash competition at the International Roofing Expo in New Orleans earlier this year and it was very popular among contractors,” said Logan Silver, business development director for Acme Cone Company. “Not only does Flash for Cash generate a friendly competition among attendees, but it gives contractors the chance to try the product and see how easy and time saving it can be to use prefabricated single-ply flashings on the jobsite.”

Participating contractors should keep speed in mind, but also must deliver a weld that would pass a field inspection as well in order to qualify for the competition. The leaderboard will be updated throughout the day and the person in first place at the time of show closing will win $100.

For more information, visit www.acmecone.com.

 

ABC Supply Co. Inc. Receives Gallup Great Workplace Award

ABC Supply Co. Inc. is proud to announce it has been awarded the Gallup Great Workplace Award for the 12th year in a row. The prestigious award recognizes businesses around the world that engage employees and provide exemplary working environments. ABC Supply is one of just 39 companies worldwide to receive the award in 2018.

Gallup looks at the direct relationship between employee engagement and business outcomes. It has studied millions of employees around the world to discover what makes a great workplace culture. The results: Businesses that put employees first are the most successful despite company size, location or industry.

“It is an honor to have ABC Supply recognized as one of the best workplaces in the world,” said Chairman Diane Hendricks. “We pride ourselves on employing great people, and it is because of our amazing associates that we continue to receive this high recognition.”

ABC Supply employs more than 13,000 associates throughout the U.S., with its Core Values centered on providing and recognizing the right opportunities for its employees to grow and succeed.

“ABC Supply focuses on making sure our associates know they are valued; they are the core of our company,” added President and CEO Keith Rozolis.

The Gallup Great Workplace Award is based on rigorous statistical research. Companies considered for the honor were evaluated by a panel of workplace experts who compared companies around the world. The award is based upon multiple criteria, including response rates, overall engagement levels and evidence of that engagement’s impact on performance.

For more information, visit www.abcsupply.com.

 

Owens Corning Roofing and Asphalt Welcomes Four Contractors to Platinum Advisory Board

Owens Corning Roofing and Asphalt, LLC is welcoming four roofing contractors to its Platinum Advisory Board. The prestigious honor is awarded to Owens Corning Roofing Platinum Preferred Contractors who have demonstrated a commitment to sustained excellence in all aspects of their business.

The newly announced Platinum Advisory Board members are: Levi Phillips, Idaho Roofing Contractors, Inc. (Boise, Idaho); Lenny Scarola, DreamHome Remodeling (Springfield, Va.); Wayne Holloway, Best Choice Roofing & Home Improvement (Hendersonville, Tenn.); and John Phillips, ARAC Roof It Forward (Kennesaw, Ga.). These new members join 13 existing members on the Owens Corning Roofing Platinum Advisory Board.

Owens Corning Roofing Platinum Advisory Board members provide in-the-field experience and business insights while collaborating with Owens Corning twice a year to offer perspective from the vantage point of leading contractors. Members of the Platinum Advisory Board also work with Owens Corning to evaluate products and provide suggestions for continuous improvement.

“We are excited to continue to grow our Platinum Advisory Board with roofing contractors who have demonstrated high levels of market leadership and customer service,” said Jason Lewinski, Owens Corning Roofing Contractor Network Leader. “Our Platinum Advisory Board members play an important role in keeping us connected to emerging issues and opportunities that impact both contractors and the homeowners they serve.”

For more information, visit www.owenscorning.com.

Morin Names New Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Keith Spurlin is joining Morin, A Kingspan Group Company, in the role of Vice President of Sales and Marketing effective immediately. Spurlin will oversee and manage Morin regional sales managers and independent representative groups across the USA.

Keith states: “At Morin, I will leverage my sales, technical design and metal façade expertise to grow our market share of the single element metal wall and roof panel industry in North America.”

Keith has a history with Kingspan, both in sales and business development while at Kingspan Insulated Panels. There he executed sales strategy and promoted high performance insulated metal panel (IMP) roof and wall systems to customers, building owners, contractors and design professionals.

Overall, Keith’s career has included high performance building envelope sales leadership, over a decade practicing as an architectural designer on regional and international projects, and tangent experience in metal façade documentation and construction. He will be based out of Charlotte, NC.

For more information, visit www.morincorp.com.

Atlas Introduces Free Online Wall Builder Tool

Atlas Roofing Corporation has created the EnergyShield Wall Builder Tool, an industry resource designed for contractors and architects seeking guidance on designing with polyiso wall insulation. The EnergyShield Wall Builder Tool is hosted on the Atlas Roof & Wall Insulation website and allows any user to virtually construct a wall layer by layer. As each layer is chosen, the user can see the wall rendering as it is assembled. Once the user has created a final product, the rendering of the wall assembly becomes available for download, along with the matching specifications and submittal materials.

The EnergyShield Wall Builder incorporates all EnergyShield products, including EnergyShield Pro, a foil faced polyiso continuous insulation product for commercial exterior walls. EnergyShield Pro meets all commercial building requirements: NFPA 285 compliance, Class A flame spread, and a thin wall profile of 4-inch thickness or less. In addition, EnergyShield Pro meets NFPA 286 requirements for exposed interior use. EnergyShield Pro allows for short term savings and long-term energy efficiencies, incorporating an integrated weather and air barrier.

“The EnergyShield Wall Builder Tool was created to speed up the design and submittal process, while helping facilitate creative freedom in building design,” said Tom Robertson, Business Unit Manager for Atlas EnergyShield. “By having millions of possible wall material combinations at their fingertips, architects can more easily envision the possibilities.”

Innovation and Design Freedom for Architects

The EnergyShield Wall Builder Tool grew out of the desire to simplify the building process for customers. Atlas was inspired by similar virtual tools in other industries, like the car builders seen on many automakers’ websites. The Atlas tool gives customers the ability to see their wall as they construct it based on the specific needs of their project, then have the specs and a custom rendering instantly delivered to their email.

The EnergyShield Wall Builder Tool was custom-built from hundreds of digital renderings of wall assemblies and is capable of producing millions of finished combinations. Please visit Atlas online at wall.atlasrwi.com to use the EnergyShield Wall Builder.

 

DaVinci Roofscapes Recycles 820,000 Pounds of Waste

Efficient operations, new blending systems and a dedicated focus on the environment allowed DaVinci Roofscapes to recycle 820,000 pounds of composite scrap in 2017. The excess shake and slate roofing tiles were crushed, then ground down and used to create starter tiles for the roofing company.

“The big story this past year is that our company molded 30 percent more pounds of roofing tiles than in 2016 while simultaneously reducing our scrap by 242,000 pounds over the past year,” says Bryan Ward, vice president of operations at DaVinci Roofscapes in Lenexa, Kan. “This is a terrific achievement when considering Earth Day and our companies’ dedicated commitment to the environment.

“We were able to advance production while reducing scrap by enhancing our recycling efforts. Searching for ways to reduce waste is a full-time dedicated endeavor at our company.”

Thanks in part to an investment in a new blending system, which makes manufacturing operations more efficient, the team at DaVinci Roofscapes sold zero scrap to outside firms in 2017.

“It’s very significant that we were able to recycle and reuse 100 percent of all scrap items at our facility last year,” says Ward. “In 2016 we transferred 567,000 pounds of scrap to an outside end-user who makes pallets, crates and totes. That’s a great use for the product because it doesn’t end up in landfills. However, in 2017 our company was able to keep every pound of scrap in-house and reuse it for our own products. That’s a significant achievement.”

DaVinci Roofscapes continues to meet their goal of zero scrap going into landfills. The industry’s leading composite shake and slate manufacturer produces polymer slate and shake roofing tiles in 49 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,” cannot be used 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.

“Every year we take stock on Earth Day to evaluate the progress of our recycling operations and share the good news about our enhanced efforts,” says Ward. “Our manufacturing operation continues to become more efficient each year.

“The fact that we increased manufacturing production of roofing tiles in 2017 while substantially decreasing the amount of scrap generated is a huge accomplishment. We’re on a path toward continually making our operations more efficient, which is great for the environment.”

For more information, visit www.davinciroofscapes.com.