ABC Supply Co. Inc. Opens Location in Boise, Idaho

Building products distributorABC Supply Co. Inc. has opened a new branch at 6417 W. Gowen Road, Suite 160, in Boise, Idaho. The newest location will give area contractors access to roofing, siding and other select exterior building products they need to run their businesses as well as support and expertise from ABC Supply’s associates.

Darin Weaver manages the branch and brings over 20 years of management experience, including nearly 10 years in the building materials industry. He joined ABC Supply’s Nampa, Idaho, team in August 2018 and completed the company’s Branch Management Training program earlier this year. Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Weaver looks to build meaningful relationships with professional contractors and help them grow their businesses.

“Darin’s management experience and industry expertise will be a great asset to Boise-area contractors as they strive to run successful businesses,” said Matt Cooper, vice president of ABC Supply’s West Region. “He’ll lead an outstanding team dedicated to providing world-class customer service and resources contractors need to make their jobs easier.”

Branch hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. MDT, Monday through Friday. The phone number is 208-202-3120.

For more information, visit www.abcsupply.com.

Firestone Building Products Aids Official Carbon Partnership Between Dow and the IOC

Marking the first carbon mitigation project in North America under the Official Carbon Partnership between Dow and the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Dow announced its collaboration with Firestone Building Products, a subsidiary of Bridgestone and a manufacturer of commercial building performance solutions. The collaboration is supporting the creation of an energy modeling tool to accurately describe reductions in cost, energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of commercial structures that use innovative polyurethane roofing insulation from Firestone Building Products. This insulation, developed by Firestone and enabled by Dow’s polyurethane raw materials, addresses low-temperature thermal drift without compromising the other performance metrics. 

“With cities growing at a rapid pace, it is paramount that we as an industry evaluate and implement innovative new materials to accelerate the adoption of solutions that mitigate greenhouse gas emissions in the infrastructure market segment,” said Dr. Nicoletta Piccolrovazzi, circular economy market director for Dow and global technology & sustainability director for Dow Olympic & Sports Solutions. “Firestone Building Products shares our vision, and enabled by the Dow-IOC Official Carbon Partnership, we’ve embarked on a mission that will empower architects, contractors and building owners to better identify energy saving solutions and improve decision-making, doing their part to create a low-carbon legacy.”

The new energy modeling tool – to be available on Firestone’s website in 2020 – is being developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) with funding support from Dow. With this new tool, commercial architects, property owners, roofing consultants and construction companies can scenario-test the potential long-term reductions in whole-building energy use and the associated GHG emissions resulting from installation of the ISOGARD newly-formulated Firestone polyurethane foam roofing insulation. Use-phase building energy consumption is compared within the modeling tool to alternative roofing technologies, allowing for informed selection of material and amount of insulation. This ability to compare performance will be particularly valuable for cold climate zones of the United States and Canada, where temperatures drop below 40 degrees Fahrenheit and older polyurethane foam formulations experience a drop in their insulation performance. 

“Partnering with Dow and working with ORNL to create a modeling tool will help to validate, quantify and reinforce Firestone’s commitment to sustainable building solutions,” said Taylor Cole, president, Firestone Building Products. “Sharing the tool on our website for everyone to use is just another way we’re working with industry partners to not only provide attainable solutions for our customers, but to also work together to do our part in reducing carbon emissions.” 

The new whole-building energy modeling tool will be used to further promote and advance the adoption of Firestone’s ISOGARD roofing insulation, enabled by Dow polyurethane raw materials. ISOGARD foam is formulated to retain more of its R-value (insulating value) at temperatures below 40 degrees Fahrenheit compared to existing polyurethane foams. This formulation is designed to create tighter building envelopes and improve building energy efficiency, without changing the installation qualities—such as thickness, compressive strength, weight, and dimensional stability—of the roofing boards. The formulation is estimated to increase the R-value of the roofing material from 5.5 to 6.3 per inch when tested at 40 degrees Fahrenheit and lower. For commercial construction trade professionals, this translates to improved energy savings and can contribute to obtaining Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.

This agreement is the second of several anticipated joint efforts that will result from the Collaborative Blueprint for unlocking carbon reductions announced last year by Dow. The first agreement was signed in April with PETRONAS Chemicals Glycols. The Blueprint underpins the Dow-IOC Official Carbon Partnership, initiated in 2017 to balance the operational carbon footprint of the IOC, and encourages organizations outside the Olympic movement to adopt programs for reducing carbon emissions while catalyzing change across value chains.  

For more information on Dow’s sustainability programs and the Dow-IOC Carbon Partnership, visit www.dow.com/en-us/sports/sustainability. For more information about Firestone Building Products, visit http://firestonebpco.com/.

Novagard Sends Building Materials to Tornado-Ravaged Dayton Community

Novagard Solutions Inc., a Cleveland-based manufacturer of highly-engineered foams, sealants, coatings, lubricants, and thermal management products for the construction, electronics, transportation/automotive, manufacturing, medical and military markets, donated 38 skids of the company’s NovaFlexand NovaBond silicone and hybrid construction sealants (caulk) and weather-stripping to tornado-ravaged Dayton, Ohio. In May, the Dayton area was devasted with over 15 tornados damaging homes and businesses with rain and high winds. The materials donated directly to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton will be used to install windows, doors, siding, shutters, and roofs. Two trucks, donated by MDL Logistics, transported the materials, which were worth more than $200,000. With over 30,000 tubes of caulk, thousands of homes will be able to be repaired and made livable before winter sets in on the damaged community.

“We have many employees from the Dayton area, and we felt this was a great opportunity to step in and address a critical need,” said Sarah Nash, CEO of Novagard. “Novagard is in a position to help with the recovery and repair of scores of homes. We also appreciate the partnership with Habitat for Humanity which is coordinating the use of our products directly with contractors.”

For more information, visit www.novagard.com.  

Triangle Fastener Releases Two Updated Product Catalogs

Triangle Fastener Corporation announced the release of two new versions of the company’s catalogs, Cladding and Interior. Each catalog is market-specific and provides extensive information on a wide variety of available fasteners, sealants, tools, programs, and technical support. They conveniently outline various brands, sizes, and materials, making it easy to find the exact products needed for specific applications, including hard-to-find items. 

The catalogs are also a reliable source for information on screws, rivets, sealants, flashing, anchors, pins, bolts, bits, power tools, fall protection, abrasives, saw blades, tie wires, contractor supplies, installation tips, technical data, and much more.

Cladding Catalog

  • Metal Roofing
  • Metal Building
  • Post Frame

Interior Catalog

  • Drywall
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical 

For more information, visit www.trianglefastener.com

ABC Supply Opens New Branch in Stockton, California

ABC Supply Co. Inc. continues to add locations throughout California. The newest branch—the company’s 44th in the state—is located at 409 S. Aurora St. in Stockton, California.

Sandy Steele manages the branch. In her role, she is responsible for branch operations, including growing her team and building relationships with the area’s contractors. She joined ABC Supply in 2014 as an outside sales representative at the company’s Bakersfield, California, location.

“Sandy has worked closely with contractors in the tile, stone and building materials industry for a number of years, so she has a deep understanding of their challenges, opportunities and how we can help them better tackle their jobs,” said Matt Cooper, vice president of ABC Supply’s West Region. “She’ll do a great job leading her team and making sure that contractors who choose to work with ABC Supply receive the support they need to grow their businesses.”

Branch hours are 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PT, Monday through Friday, and closed on Saturday. The phone number is (209) 990-5845.

For more information, visit www.abcsupply.com

Icynene-Lapolla Announces Exclusive Platinum Sponsorship with Spray Foam Worldwide

Icynene-Lapolla announced a Platinum Sponsorship with Spray Foam Worldwide (SFWW). The first and only manufacturer selected for a sponsorship, Icynene-Lapolla is supporting the thriving online spray foam contractors community while leveraging a number of unparalleled promotional opportunities.

“We have been active, daily participants in Spray Foam Worldwide’s community since its inception as we recognized immediately the inherent value in a vibrant on- and off-line community of spray foam contractors,” said Doug Kramer, president and CEO of Icynene-Lapolla. “As the community evolves with the introduction of sponsor partnerships, Icynene-Lapolla is proud to be the only manufacturer included.”

SFWW was founded in 2016 as a private Facebook group for spray polyurethane foam installers to connect about professional jobs and practices, as well as to form supportive relationships. Growing significantly year over year, the group now encompasses thousands of participants including installers, manufacturers, equipment providers and additional industry stakeholders. Growing in sophistication, the community hosts industry events and now offers educational materials, including videos, to educate sprayers on industry best practices. A website to host shared industry resources is currently under development.

“Sprayfoam Worldwide has grown into an 8,000 strong global community of contractors and industry participants and numerous individuals within the Icynene-Lapolla family have been contributing members for many years,” says SFWW founder Bill Bilben. “We are excited to have Icynene-Lapolla as our exclusive manufacturer partner.”

As part of the Platinum sponsorship, Icynene-Lapolla will be given a wide range of promotional opportunities aimed at connecting the company’s brand, building envelope solutions and support services to contractors and installers.

For more information, visit www.icynene-lapolla.com

TAMKO, Blair Exteriors, Heely Brown Donate Roof for Tuscaloosa’s One-Stop Resource Center for Families in Need

For 20 years, Tuscaloosa’s One Place has been a resource hub for families in times of need. But last year, the group found itself in need of help.

Formed through a merger of three Tuscaloosa volunteer groups, all with the goal of improving the quality of life for children and families in the area, Tuscaloosa’s One Place serves as a one-stop-shop for families in need. The nonprofit offers a variety of services, including after-school care for children, parenting classes, teen intervention and mentoring, GED courses and workforce development. In the last two decades, the organization has become an important service provider in western Alabama.

But after purchasing a new building last year to expand their services even further, the organization known for offering help to the community, instead found itself in need of the community’s help. The roof of the new Tuscaloosa’s One Place building was in bad shape and desperately needed replacing.

“When I started to realize what all Tuscaloosa’s One Place does – serving 7,000 families in west Alabama each year – I was very impressed and told them I would install the roof for free if we could get the materials donated,” said Billy Reel, owner of Blair Exteriors in Birmingham, Alabama.

National shingle manufacturer TAMKO Building Products has been a major part of Reel’s life for 20 years, first as a contractor and later as his wife rose in the ranks of TAMKO’s sales organization. TAMKO has been a proud part of the Tuscaloosa community since breaking ground on a large manufacturing facility there in 1973. TAMKO’s 75 years in business and long history of philanthropy caused Reel to know immediately that he wanted TAMKO to donate the shingles. It was an easy decision for TAMKO, according to company leadership.

“Tuscaloosa’s One Place does so much for our Alabama community, so we jumped at the chance to help support them in their mission by donating the shingles for their new roof,” said TAMKO President and CEO David Humphreys. “The organization’s focus on children, families and education is right in line with how we focus TAMKO’s philanthropy in the communities where we operate.”

TAMKO donated the roof shingles and distributor Heely Brown donated the roof accessories and delivery. The new roof was installed in February, just in time to celebrate Tuscaloosa’s One Place’s 20th anniversary this year. The nonprofit will host an anniversary party open to the public from 2-4 p.m. Thursday, June 27 at their offices at 810 27th Avenue in Tuscaloosa.

“Installing a new roof was a critical need in our new home. Our agency could not serve as many families as we do if it were not for the generosity of others like Mr. Reel and TAMKO,” said Amanda Lightsey, executive director of Tuscaloosa’s One Place. “We cannot thank them enough and because of this donation we are able to focus on positively impacting families.”

For more information, visit www.TAMKO.com.

Lifetime Tool & Building Products Names New Business Development Manager

Lifetime Tool announced that Dave Rowe has joined the Lifetime Tool Sales Team. Rowe will be assuming the role of Business Development Manager for Metal Roofing Sales. According to the company, Rowe brings years of experience in the metal roofing industry, having worked with pre-painted coil coaters, gutter and gutter accessories, panel machine sales and manufacturing, and many exotic roofing metals. “It is Dave’s knowledge of metal roofing materials that has made him a go-to source of information for many years,” the company sated. “From the sales side, his professional approach and his great ‘can-do’ attitude make him a perfect addition to the Lifetime Tool team.”

According to the company, the mission of Lifetime Tool is to combine U.S.-made quality materials with proprietary and innovative design. For more information, visit www.lifetimetool.com.

ATAS Announces Project of the Year Award Winners

ATAS International, Inc. honored its 2018 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, accents, and interiors.  An independent panel of judges, comprised of ATAS advisory board members, 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 Living Word Community Church project in Red Lion, PA.  Medium Bronze Dutch Seam and Curved Field-Lok panels were used on this building, which were installed by Progressive Services, Inc., and purchased through Quality Roofing Supply, a Beacon Roofing Supply Company.  For the commercial walls category, the Zeiders American Dream Theater project in Virginia Beach, VA, designed by Cox, Kliewer & Company, PC, took first-place.  Silversmith, Champagne and Titanium Versa-Lok panels were installed by Royal Exteriors, and were purchased through Allied Building Products, a Beacon Roofing Supply Company. 

Taking the first-place award in the residential roofs category was a private residence located in Wading River, NY.  Black Dutch Seam panels were used on the roof of this home. The panels were purchased through Riverhead Building Supply and were installed by J.A. Construction.  The residential walls category first-place winner was a multi-family building; 2330 Hoffman located in Bronx, NY.  Designed by Lin + Associates, Hemlock Green, Forest Green, and Patina Green CastleTop panels were installed on the walls by Reliable NYC Construction.  The panels were purchased through Allied Building Products, a Beacon Roofing Supply Company.

For the accents category, the Dunkin’ project in Phoenix, AZ, took first-place.  CastleTop panels in Chocolate Brown, Black, Sierra Tan, and Almond were purchased through ABC Supply Co., Inc.  The building was designed by a.d. ArizaDo, who created the unique combination of colors on this building.  The panels were installed by Verde Building Corporation.  For the interiors category, the Rock Outdoors project in Lexington, NC was recognized as the first-place winner.  Slate Grey Metafor panels were incorporated into the design created by STITCH Design Shop.  The panels were installed by J.D. Clark Company and purchased through ABC Supply Co., Inc.

Jim Bush, VP of Sales and Marketing for ATAS, stated, “Throughout the year, ATAS receives many entries into our annual project of the year competition.  We are pleased to honor the architects, contractors and distributors who were involved in the award-winning projects.  A 32-page booklet has been created to showcase the projects that won an award, or were nominated.  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

Kingspan Light + Air Completes Acquisition of Skyco Skylights

Kingspan Light + Air, North America stated that the company has completed the aquisition of Skyco Skylights. “I’m pleased to announce that Skyco Skylights is now part of Kingspan Light + Air, North America,” said Kyle McEnroe, vice president of Kingspan Light + Air, Skylights. “With our key acquisitions of Skyco, Bristolite, and CPI Daylighting, Kingspan Light + Airnow provides the broadest range of high-performance skylights, canopies, smoke ventilation, and daylighting products in North America.”

McEnroe continued, “With the integration of Skyco complete, we are now in a better position to leverage Kingspan’s global, regional and local resources to help support architects, contractors and roofers in every region of the country. With a broader portfolio of high-quality products, streamlined manufacturing processes to ensure on-time delivery, and increased engineering capabilities, Skyco customers are in good hands. We are ready to serve.”

For more information, visit https://www.kingspan.com/us/en-us/kla.