Dynamic Fastener Releases New Tool and Fastener Hand Guide

Dynamic Fastener Dynamic Fastener has released a new version of its popular tool and fastener hand guide. The 132-page, full-color free publication provides concise answers to questions pertaining to fastener applications, engineering data, availability of types, size ranges and fastener materials.

In addition to discussing screws and anchors, the guide provides prices and other useful information relating to flashings, sealants, insulation tapes, safety equipment, hand tools, power tools and more. The 2018 publication also includes details on the Dyna-Guard snow retention system for metal roofs. Dyna-Clamps are also available to accommodate many different profiles of standing-seam metal roofs.

For more information or to order the free resource guide, call (800) 821-5448.

OMG Roofing Products Announces Winner of Hoops Madness Tournament

The top three winners of the OMG Roofing Products Hoops Madness College Basketball Tournament promotion were announced. In first place, with a total of 348 points was Ryan Kuxhausen of Tecta America. In second place with 339 points was Andy Reda of Ryan Supply, and in third overall with 322 points, was Michael Collier of Bloxsom Roofing & Siding. Prizes were $1,000 for first place, $750 for second and $500 for third.

For the tournament, more than 650 participants joined OMG Hoops Madness. Participants earned points by picking winning teams throughout the 63-game NCAA tournament. Players also earned weekly bonus points for answering questions about several new products from OMG Roofing Products.

The competition was open to OMG’s commercial roofing customers, contacts and friends, including contractors, distributors, roof consultants, specifiers, sales representatives, manufacturers, and building owners. There was no cost to participate.

“This promotion, including our Football Pick Six program last fall, was a big success. The feedback from the market has been terrific and the participants really enjoyed the competition,” said Web Shaffer, vice president of marketing. “We are thrilled to be hosting the Football Pick Six program again, beginning this Fall.”

Sign-ups for the Pick Six program, which runs for the entire regular 17-week NFL season, will begin in August. It’s free to play, and OMG will again offer weekly prizes as well as a full season prize.

For more information, visit www.omgroofing.com.

EDCO Products Announces Organizational Changes

EDCO Products, a Minnesota-based manufacturer of residential and commercial exterior building products, announces the promotion of key leaders to executive roles.

Jeff Williams has been promoted to the role of Vice President of Manufacturing and will be responsible for all EDCO manufacturing which includes facilities located in Hopkins, Minnesota, and New Carlisle, Indiana. Over the past 15 years, Williams led the turnaround of the company’s facility in New Carlisle, which has become a manufacturing center of excellence. His ability to identify process improvements and implement efficiency gains, while empowering and developing his people to constantly strive for improvement, will be critical as EDCO continues to position itself for growth now, and into the future. “I look forward to leading this dynamic manufacturing organization to capitalize on the tremendous market opportunity in front of us,” said Williams. “With the challenges we currently face in fluctuating raw material costs, we must ensure we are getting the very most out of our manufacturing resources.”

The company also announced that Chris Doucet has been promoted to Vice President of Sales & Marketing. Under Doucet’s leadership, EDCO has realized significant sales growth and distribution expansion, increased brand recognition and awareness, as well as developing the long-range product plan which will help drive sales and distribution increases for many years to come. “We’ve accomplished a lot over the past two years,” said Doucet in reference to his relatively short tenure with EDCO. “However, there is still so much more we can do. We’ve barely scratched the surface of what we are capable of and with the team we have in place, I am confident we will achieve everything we set our minds to.”

“As our company continues to expand and evolve, it was critical that we recognize and reward these two individuals who have consistently demonstrated the skills needed to develop and execute our growth strategies,” said Eric Lindquist, EDCO’s President and CEO. “Jeff and Chris have been, and will continue to be, instrumental in helping EDCO achieve our long-term goals.”

For more information, visit www.edcoproducts.com.

MFM Building Products Hires New Sales Representation for Oklahoma

MFM Building Products, a manufacturer of a full envelope of waterproofing and weather barrier products for the building industry, announced that the firm has reached an agreement with Heartland Architectural Products to represent MFM in the state of Oklahoma.

Heartland Architectural Products was founded in 2010 and will serve one-step and two-step building products and roofing distributors, with support through architect and builder promotions, training and marketing support.

Representation from Heartland Architectural Products includes:

David Gary, partner, has more than 20 years of experience in building product sales. He has held numerous positions within the roofing and building products market. Gary resides in Mustang, Oklahoma, and is an avid soccer player.

Kevin Decker, partner, brings more than 36 years of experience in the construction industry as an architect and construction specifier. His extensive construction knowledge is a valuable asset in servicing customer needs. Decker graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a bachelor’s degree in Architecture. He resides in Wellston, Oklahoma.

For contact information, visit www.mfmbp.com.

OMG Inc. Names Two New Business Unit Directors

As part of the previously announced organizational change to position the company for future growth, OMG Inc. has promoted two individuals into new business unit leadership positions for the Roofing Products Division. Each will oversee all facets of their respective business unit, including strategic sales and marketing activities, planning, forecasting, and manufacturing as well as business unit profit and loss.

Kevin Bramlett was named Director of the Metal Accessories Business Unit, which is predominantly OMG EdgeSystems, the company’s line of fascia, coping and water control products. OMG EdgeSystems is based in Arden, North Carolina. Bramlett has been with the company since July 2012, most recently as the manufacturing manager for the OMG edge business. Before joining OMG, Bramlett was a mechanical engineer with Thermo-Fisher Scientific. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Adam Cincotta was named Director of the Adhesives/Solar Business Unit, which includes OlyBond Adhesives the industry’s popular line of insulation and fleece membrane adhesive, as well as its OMG PowerGrip line of solar anchors. Cincotta joined OMG Roofing Products as a product manager in 2014 and was promoted to Group Product Manager in 2017. Before joining OMG, Cincotta was with Lenox Tools/Newell Rubbermaid, where he worked as a senior product manager. Adam holds a bachelor’s degree in applied economics and management from Cornell University and an MBA from the University of Massachusetts.

Cincotta and Bramlett will join Web Shaffer as the three business unit leaders for OMG Roofing Products. Shaffer is the vice president of the Fastener Business Unit – which includes roofing fasteners, drains as well as the RhinoBond and AccuTrac Systems. The three business unit leaders report to Hubert McGovern, president and CEO, as the company continues to search for a general manager for the OMG Roofing Products Division.

“These promotions are very important to the success of our new organizational model, and significant steps towards improving the way we conduct business,” said McGovern. “We’re confident that we have the best team possible to create long-term value for our customers and the company.”

For more information, visit www.OMGInc.com.

NCI Building Systems and Ply Gem Announce Merger

NCI Building Systems Inc., a manufacturer of exterior building products for commercial construction, and Ply Gem Parent, LLC, a manufacturer of exterior building products for residential construction, announced today that they have signed a definitive agreement under which the two companies will combine in a stock-for-stock merger. The combined company will operate under a name to be determined, and each entity will preserve its existing established brands. The company will be headquartered in Cary, North Carolina, with a significant presence in Houston, Texas. The combined company will have a pro forma enterprise value of $5.5 billion and an implied equity value of $2.6 billion, based on NCI’s closing share price on July 17, 2018.

NCI Chairman James S. Metcalf, who will lead the integration of the two companies and serve as Chairman and CEO of the company, said: “This transformational combination creates the leading exterior building products company with multiple avenues for further growth. Both companies are experiencing sustained momentum driven by meaningful cost savings, and the greater scale and diversification of the combined company support organic growth, margin expansion and longer-term M&A opportunities. With a greater ability to attract and retain top talent in all fields, our combined company will continue to innovate in the exterior building products space — far beyond what either of us could do alone.”

The transaction will create a North American exterior building products platform providing new construction and repair and remodel solutions for commercial and residential applications. As a larger, vertically-integrated manufacturer with enhanced growth opportunities through adjacent products, the combined company will become a one-stop solution for exterior building envelope needs.

Ply Gem Chairman and CEO Gary E. Robinette, who will continue to serve in this role until close, said: “I am grateful and honored to have had the opportunity to lead Ply Gem over the past 12 years and I am proud of our team’s accomplishments during the past decade of successes and challenges. The joining of these two market-leading exterior building products companies creates a platform for growth, enhanced innovation and cost improvements, while serving all channels of the construction markets. I am excited for the associates and customers of the combined company and the next evolution of this best-in-class provider of exterior building envelope solutions.”

NCI CEO Donald Riley, who will continue to serve in this role until close, noted: “This scalable platform is well-positioned to create shareholder value through improved margins, additional cost savings and expanded market penetration. The opportunity for growth through cross-selling and adjacencies to each other’s customers is a major advantage of this transaction. Furthermore, both of our companies are strong in new construction and Ply Gem also excels at repair and remodel, adding to our combined end market diversification and providing further room for growth.”

Financial Highlights, Management

Under the terms of the agreement, NCI will issue 58.7 million shares to Ply Gem shareholders. Upon the close of the transaction, NCI shareholders will own 53 percent of the company’s common equity, with Ply Gem shareholders owning 47 percent. The transaction is generally expected to be tax-free to the Ply Gem owners for U.S. federal income tax purposes.

On a combined basis for calendar year 2018, the company is expected to generate revenue of approximately $4.5 billion and Pro Forma Adjusted EBITDA of $660 million-$680 million, including run-rate synergies and cost savings. The company expects that, after three years following close, cost reduction initiatives and merger-related synergies will yield over $150 million in annual cost savings. Combination-specific synergies include manufacturing efficiencies and procurement and general & administrative savings. The transaction is expected to be immediately accretive to adjusted cash earnings per share and free cash flow.

James S. Metcalf, current Chairman of NCI, will become Chairman and CEO of the combined company. Metcalf served as Chairman and CEO of USG Corporation from 2011 to 2016 and joined the NCI Board in 2017 and became Chairman in 2018.

Donald Riley, current CEO of NCI, will serve as CEO of the company’s NCI Division. Gary Robinette will continue to serve as President, Chairman and CEO of Ply Gem until the transaction is completed, after which he will serve as Chairman Emeritus and Special Advisor to the company. Shawn Poe, current CFO of Ply Gem, will serve as CFO of the company.

Funds managed by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R) will own just under 50 percent of the company’s common equity and will designate five directors to the company’s 12-person Board of Directors. Golden Gate Capital, a significant shareholder of Ply Gem, will own approximately 16 percent of the company’s common equity.

“We believe the merger creates attractive and profitable new growth avenues in the North American exterior building products market for the combined company,” said Nathan K. Sleeper, Partner at CD&R, who will serve on the Board of Directors of the company. “There is an enormous value creation opportunity in joining these two industry leaders in terms of delivering operational synergies and enhancing the platform to better serve the company’s customers, broaden its product portfolio, drive innovation and pursue significant opportunities for organic and inorganic growth. We look forward to working with and supporting the management team to realize these goals.”

The transaction has been unanimously approved by a special committee of independent directors formed by NCI’s Board of Directors and by NCI’s full Board (without participation of directors affiliated with CD&R, NCI’s largest shareholder).

The transaction is expected to close in the fourth calendar quarter of 2018, subject to approval by NCI shareholders and customary regulatory approvals.

For more information, visit www.ncibuildingsystems.com and www.plygem.com.

ABC Supply Co. Inc. Acquires the Assets of Alliance Wholesale Supply

ABC Supply Co. Inc. has acquired the assets of Alliance Wholesale Supply, a distributor of roofing and other exterior building materials, which was founded in 2000. The company has one location at 1581 Solomon Run Road in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Current Alliance Wholesale Supply associates will continue to work at the location, providing an easy transition for its current customers.

“Alliance Wholesale has an experienced team that shares our commitment to building trust with contractors and to making it easy for them to do their jobs,” said Tom Kuchan, vice president of ABC Supply’s Northeast Region. “We’re confident that current Alliance Wholesale associates and customers will quickly feel at home with ABC Supply and receive the ongoing support they need to succeed.”

For more information, visit www.abcsupply.com.

ABC Supply Co. Inc. Names Chief Operating Officer

ABC Supply Co. Inc. has appointed Mike Jost, vice president of operations as chief operating officer. In his new role, Jost will be responsible for the performance of ABC Supply branches across the country. His operations teams will also support L&W Supply branches, which were acquired by ABC Supply in 2016.

Jost will continue to oversee ABC Supply’s marketing and merchandising groups, as well as its real estate, education, fleet and safety, and national business development teams.

Jost started in the industry in 1998 as a salesperson for Washington Roofing Products in Alexandria, Virginia. He joined ABC Supply in 2002, when it purchased Washington Roofing as part of the Cameron Ashley acquisition. Jost spent several years as a branch manager and managing partner, three years on ABC’s northeast regional team and was the district manager for ABC’s Mid-Atlantic District prior to his promotion to vice president of operations in November of 2013.

“Mike has been an integral part of ABC’s growth over the last several years. He and his teams have worked on initiatives that have further strengthened our position as the distributor of choice in our industry,” said CEO Keith Rozolis. “Mike’s field perspective, marketing and merchandising acumen, and passion for our business, combined with his high energy and ‘people first’ focus, will serve him well in his new role.”

Jost has a master’s degree from the George Washington University School of Business and earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia.

For more information, visit www.abcsupply.com.

OMG Roofing Products Opens a New Warehouse in Charlotte

To accommodate continued market growth and expansion, OMG Roofing Products has moved to a new larger facility in Charlotte, N.C. The new facility is located at 10616 A Granite Street in Charlotte, and just a short distance from the old location.

“Demand for OMG Roofing Products has continued to grow during the past few years,” said Web Shaffer, vice president of marketing. “We moved to the new larger facility not only to accommodate this rapid growth, but also to ensure that, once fully stocked, we have sufficient local inventory to better serve our customers throughout the Southeast.”

The new 61,000 square foot facility in Charlotte includes office, warehouse and light assembly space, and is approximately 2/3 larger than the old facility. In addition to being able to accommodate OMG’s expanding product lines, the facility has 15 shipping and receiving docks, three times more than the previous location, for improved traffic efficiency.

For more information, visit OMGRoofing.com.

FlashCo Hires New Plant Managers for Downey and Mt. Prospect Locations

FlashCo Manufacturing, Inc. recently hired Nicolas Valdez for the position of Plant Manager for their Downey facility and Scott Fleming for the position of Plant Manager for their Mt. Prospect facility. Nicolas joins FlashCo with over 17 years of leadership and over 13 years of operational experience. He brings to FlashCo an innovative and knowledgeable approach to analytical problem solving, decision making and team management. Scott joins FlashCo with over 14 years of operations and production management experience. He brings to FlashCo a focus on increasing operational efficiencies related to safety, product quality and production.

Nicolas has a varied background in aerospace, defense and commercial manufacturing through Production Manager positions with Tower Semiconductor, Boeing/Spectrolab and Maneri Sign Company. In addition to his production expertise, Nicolas has extensive experience in cost management, Lean Best Practices, employee engagement and leadership. His manufacturing teams have been highly recognized throughout his career.

“Nicolas experience in manufacturing management will allow him to make an immediate impact at our Downey facility,” says Eric Compton, FlashCo Director of Operations. “His professionalism will be well received by internal and external stakeholders alike. In his short time here he has already shown himself to not only embrace but personify the FlashCo culture.”

Scott has a strong background in plant and manufacturing management gained at operations and production positions with Horizon Steel and ITW Shakeproof. In addition to his plant management expertise, Scott has extensive experience in strategic leadership, Lean Project Management, training development and continuous improvement. Scott has a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University and he holds a certification as a Six Sigma Lean Green Belt. In addition, he has certifications in Project Management, Internal Auditing and Corrective Action.

“We’ve been experiencing booming growth at our Mt. Prospect location, and this position was newly created to keep up with the market demand,” says Eric Compton, FlashCo Director of Operations. “Scott comes to FlashCo with a wealth of related experience and we are excited to have him on board. His experience and aptitude will help him lead the location in what we expect to be continually increasing levels of growth and expansion.”

For more information, visit www.flashcomfg.com.