Arrowhead Building Supply Celebrates 21st Anniversary With New Logo, Revamped Website

Arrowhead Building Supply is celebrating the company’s 21st birthday with a new website and branding.

When the family-owned building materials company reached the 20-year milestone, they felt it was time to update their brand with a new logo. Referencing the previous logo of a literal arrowhead pointing to the left inside the roof of a house, Rich Layton, Arrowhead’s Director of Sales, said, “It was time to release the arrowhead from the attic, and point it in the direction of the future. We are proud of how far we’ve come in 20 years, but now it’s time to focus on the next 20 years of growth.”

Arrowhead Marketing Manager, Ryan Ramshaw, designed a dynamic, modern arrowhead that would look at home on a sports jersey, emphasizing Arrowhead’s team spirit. Additionally, the company tagline was changed from “Building supplies for building dreams,” to “Building supplies for building SUCCESS.” Layton explains the significance of altering one word: “Dreams are intangible. Success is tangible. We excel at helping our customers by providing the products and knowledge they need to succeed.”

The new branding sets the tone for the company’s revamped website, which makes it easier to understand and engage with all the products, services and information Arrowhead is known for. Both building contractors and homeowners can quickly find exactly what they need and connect with experts at all 6 Arrowhead Building Supply locations throughout Missouri, Illinois and Arkansas.

Another key feature of the new website is mobile optimization. “Everyone lives on their smart phone, including our building contractors,” said Layton. “The new website makes it super easy for a builder on the job site to reach us with a single tap and get the services they need, right now.”

With a new website and branding completed, Arrowhead accelerates its 21st birthday celebration by erecting a new 78,000 sq.ft. facility on Interstate 70 in St. Peters, which will contain the warehouse, corporate office and a 7,000 sq.ft. showroom.

For more information, visit https://arrowheadbuildingsupply.com.

Soprema Adds Seventh U.S. Contractor Training Center at New Convoy Supply Facility

Soprema Inc. has expanded its comprehensive contractor training program by opening a new training center in Capitol Heights, Maryland. The new training center is located within a new 15,000-square-foot distribution facility operated by Convoy Supply Inc., a distributer of building envelope materials for the construction industry.

The new training center will offer courses covering product specifications and application for the full building envelope in a 1,350-square-foot classroom. The space will also be available to local contractors and architects for industry meetings and training sessions.

“We’re pleased to be expanding the reach of the SOPREMA contractor training program with our new Maryland location — our seventh training center in the U.S.,” said Curt Liscum, Technical Services Manager for Soprema. “We look forward to providing in-person education and hands-on product experience to contractors, consultants and architects at the Capitol Heights facility soon.”

“At SOPREMA, training and education are taken very seriously, and I’m glad that we can now offer our customers another convenient location specifically for this purpose,” explained Tim Kersey, Vice President and General Manager for SOPREMA. “With labor being the number one topic in our industry, we want contractors to feel comfortable and become proficient using our products. We also want designers to better understand our products and systems and feel comfortable specifying them, so we are committed to ensuring they have every opportunity to interact with and learn from us in person.”

More information on the SOPREMA training program can be found on the SOPREMA website at http://info.soprema.us/contractortrainingfaq.

OMG’s Douglas “Rocky” Woods Recognized as 2018 MVP by the Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress

OMG Inc. is proud to announce that the Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress has recognized OMG employee Douglas “Rocky” Woods as a 2018 MVP. Rocky was nominated for his performance in two categories: outstanding on-the-job performance and outstanding performance outside the workplace.

Regarding Rocky’s on-the-job performance, his most impressive accomplishment as an OMG employee is his 33-year safe driving record. Rocky was recognized by the National Safety Council (NSC) as the Northeast’s Regional Best Safe Driver of the Year in 2007, and he was one of only seven finalists for in 2008 for the UPS Joseph M. Kaplan Safe Driver of the Year award. Rocky has also been recognized as the company’s “Employee of the Month” for his willingness to go above and beyond and his positive attitude.

In addition to his performance at OMG, Rocky was also nominated for the MVP Award for his contributions outside of the workplace to the community. Rocky served our country in the United States Army, and recently became a Disaster Action volunteer with the American Red Cross. Following Hurricane Harvey, Rocky completed a two-week volunteer deployment in Houston and delivered supplies to California to support the Red Cross fire relief efforts.

“We are extremely proud of Rocky’s accomplishments both at work and in the community,” said Sarah Corrigan, vice president of human resources for OMG. “He serves as a great role model and this recognition is very well deserved. We are very happy to have Rocky as part of our team.”

For more information, visit www.OMGRoofing.com.

S-5! Offers New AIA-Approved Course on Snow Retention Devices

S-5! is offering a new AIA CEU Continuing Education course: “Snow Retention Devices, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly.” The one-hour AIA approved HSW (Health, Safety and Welfare) course is available online or as a live presentation in a “lunch and learn” format presented by Harry Lubitz, CSI, CDT, RCI, the Architectural and National Accounts Director for S-5!

The course provides framework for understanding the importance of snow retention on roofs, examines various roof type applications, and identifies applications that have proven more successful at retaining snow. It underscores the critical need for proper planning, calculating, engineering and installing of these systems.

The online version is available on the Ron Blank & Associates website at http://ronblank.com/cgi-bin/info.pl?action=course&id=296. For more information on the in-person presentation, contact S-5! at hlubitz@s-5.com or by calling 888-825-3432.

For more information, visit www.s-5.com.

ATAS International Recognized as Top Workplace for Third Consecutive Year

ATAS International, Inc. has been awarded a 2018 Top Workplaces honor for the third consecutive year by The Morning Call. The organizations who receive a Top Workplaces award are determined solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by Energage, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including employee engagement, leadership, alignment, and connection, just to name a few. Engaged employees are known to drive productivity and results at work, which benefit the organization’s own team members, as well as their customers.

“Becoming a Top Workplace isn’t something organizations can buy. It’s an achievement that organizations have to work for,” says Doug Claffey, CEO and Cofounder of Energage. “The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it’s all about fancy perks and benefits.  But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day—the employees. Time and time again, our research has proven that what’s most important to them is a strong belief in where the organization is headed, how it’s going to get there, and the feeling that everyone is in it together”. Claffey adds, “Without this sense of connection, an organization doesn’t have a shot at being named a Top Workplace.”

ATAS International is honored to once again receive this prestigious award. Comments made by ATAS employees while completing the survey were not only shared with the owners and managers at ATAS, but with all the employees. Some of the survey comments made anonymously by the ATAS team members include:

  • I would recommend working at ATAS because coworkers, working conditions, benefits, and camaraderie are positive. There is always a product, process, or activity new and different on the horizon.
  • The leaders are dedicated to keeping the company growing by looking for new products, ideas, and investing in new equipment to keep the employees growing and secure in their jobs.
  • Different points of view are encouraged at ATAS during meetings and with the open-door policy of managers. We realize it’s important to hear how others view something which may result in a positive change in how something is being done.
  • They are very flexible with personal commitments and accommodate requests to work around our standard schedules when needed.
  • Leadership, sales, and business development courses and on-line training is formal training found to be most valuable.
  • My supervisor is excellent in his management style and training style.  Very understanding and tailors to each individual’s way of learning.
  • I am always challenged and love my job.  I am given decision making power.

Along with the positive feedback were suggestions on areas for improvement, which will be reviewed and considered for implementation.

Jim Bus, Executive Vice President at ATAS International, said “ATAS is very proud to once again receive this Top Workplaces award. We feel that supporting our employees with training opportunities, encouraging them to provide feedback and ideas, and being flexible to accommodate employee family needs as they arise are important in the continued growth of the company.  Along with our ‘March Forth on March Fourth’ annual goal achievement challenge, ATAS nurtures personal, as well as professional, development of our employees. Collectively, we reach toward continuous improvement which benefits our customers and our staff. This year marks ATAS’ 55th year in business, and I am very proud of all our employees, present and past, who helped us reach this milestone.”

For more information, visit www.atas.com.

Acme Cone Company Relocates to Larger Headquarters

Acme Cone Company, a manufacturer of prefabricated custom and standard single-ply flashings, announced that it has moved its administrative and manufacturing operations to a new, larger location to accommodate the growing demand for their products.

“The new building has the space we need to invest in machinery and create a lean flow that will allow us to continue to meet the product demand while also gaining efficiencies in our operations,” stated Acme Cone Company CFO Tim Luck.

The company designed the floor plan to optimize space that will deliver twice the manufacturing capability over what they had in their previous location. Inventory space has also been increased to allow for the storage of products in a precise, climate-controlled environment.

“With the increasing labor shortage in the roofing industry, contractors are looking for solutions that can allow them to work smarter and faster with the same number of crews, and our prefabricated flashings do just that,” explained Luck. “We’ve been seeing increased demand year over year and knew that to continue to deliver the highest quality possible, it was time to expand into a larger, more efficient facility.”

The new headquarters is located at 495 Seneca Road, Eugene, OR 97402.

For more information, visit www.acmecone.com.

Ventco Expands Facility to Accommodate Direct Sales

Ventco announced a plant expansion to accommodate its growing list of customers ordering its ventilation products including the company’s signature product, ProfileVent.

In 2017, Ventco started selling direct to customers. The 6,000-square-foot expansion allows for the setup of next-day shipping and brings the facility to 79,000 square feet under roof.

“Because we have ProfileVent stocked for more than 47 different metal roofing profiles, we’re able to help more customers who have their own portable roll formers,” says Martin Rotter, owner of Ventco. “We have the only ventilation system that perfectly matches those older profiles. And because we’re selling direct, we can ship next day.”

For more information, visit www.profilevent.com.

S-5! Teams Up With New Distributor Partner: Unistrut Ohio

S-5! has announced a partnership with North American distributor Unistrut. Unistrut Ohio will offer the complete line of S-5! zero-penetration clamps and snow retention systems. S-5! manufactures clamps for attaching ancillary items to standing seam metal roofs.

“We are happy to be the newest member of the S-5! distribution family,” said Tony Rosenthal, manager of business development at Unistrut Ohio. “S-5! provides best-in-class distributor support and that’s gone a long way toward helping us with a successful start with their products.”

For more information, visit www.s-5.com and www.unistrutohio.com.

CertainTeed and HOVER Announce Partnership

CertainTeed announced its partnership with HOVER, the platform that generates accurate, interactive 3-D models of any property. CertainTeed product lines are now available on the HOVER platform.

Many exterior contractors are already using HOVER to receive interactive 3-D models and detailed exterior measurements of properties. This allows them to save time on measuring, creating an estimate and closing new business. Thanks to the partnership, contractors who work with CertainTeed roofing and siding products can now use HOVER’s design features to quickly show homeowners what CertainTeed products and colors will look like on their home.

“This partnership was put in place to help contractors better engage their customers and generate more business,” said Jay Butch, Director of Contractor Programs for CertainTeed Roofing. “By showing property owners what CertainTeed products and colors would look like on their actual home, contractors can help homeowners better visualize the finished project.”

“HOVER works for nearly any home, generating accurate wall measurements from just a few photos taken with the app,” said Matt Gibson, Director, Vinyl and Marketing Communications for CertainTeed Siding.

“HOVER allows contractors to work efficiently by removing the guesswork of visualizing different product options on the 3D model of a customer’s home. In addition to the interactive 3D model, HOVER will also provide contractors with detailed exterior measurements needed to quote an installation of a roof or siding using CertainTeed’s product offering,” explained Derek Halliday, vice president of product at HOVER.

CertainTeed roofing and siding product lines are now available on the HOVER platform, which can be downloaded from the App Store or the Google Play Store. First-time users will receive 30 days to try out the platform, and $125 in HOVER cash to get started.

For more information, visit www.certainteed.com and hover.to.

A.C.T. Metal Deck Supply Reveals Winner of Cubs & Cruise Chicago Weekend Sweepstakes

A.C.T. Metal Deck Supply announced Dixie Roofing as the Grand Prize Winner of the Cubs & Cruise Chicago Weekend Sweepstakes at this year’s International Roofing Expo (IRE) in New Orleans.

Dixie Roofing, with more than 30 years in business, has established an excellent reputation in the industry by providing outstanding customer service by specializing in the installation of single ply roofing systems as well as many other roofing systems in the market today. Sheet metal fabrication and standing seam roofing are also areas of expertise Dixie Roofing can provide.

“I was elated and totally caught off guard when you informed me that Dixie Roofing had won your 2017 grand prize giveaway for the Cubs & Cruise Chicago Weekend Sweepstakes” said Larry Rosin, owner of Dixie Roofing. “Thank you so much for such an awesome prize.”

The Grand Prize includes a package for four people with roundtrip airfare to Chicago, transportation, hotel for two nights, and tickets to watch the 2016 World Champion Chicago Cubs at legendary Wrigley Field. It also includes a private, catered yacht cruise on Lake Michigan.

The Grand Prize caused such enthusiasm, the company added a second prize (a sporting event to the winner’s hometown team) and a third prize (a Chicago-style lunch catered to your office). For a complete list of winners, visit www.metaldecksupply.com/news/.