Edison Birthplace Museum, Milan, Ohio
ROOF INSTALLER: Volunteers from Johns Manville’s Milan, Ohio, plant
The JM team installed ENRGY 3 Roof Insulation and fully adhered 60-mil nonreinforced JM EPDM on the 35-square-foot roof during summer 2013. The new roof will provide protection for many years and is an excellent solution for the Ohio climate.
ROOF AND INSULATION MANUFACTURER: Johns Manville
The Edison Birthplace Museum is located in the birthplace home of Thomas A. Edison. On the National Register of Historic Places, Edison’s birthplace draws thousands of visitors from across the globe each year. Unfortunately, the trustees noticed a leak above the museum’s office and visitor center. “As you can imagine, any structural issue can pose a serious threat to the irreplaceable contents of the museum,” says Lois Wolf, director of the Edison Birthplace Museum. “It was crucial to secure a replacement roof immediately.”
JM’s Milan Plant Manager Brian Keyser learned about the problem and jumped at the chance to be involved. “The trustees approached us about donating the roof membrane, but we wanted to do more,” Keyser says. “We decided to contribute the material and the labor for the installation because the Edison Birthplace was the heart of Milan, and we wanted to be a part of giving the building a new, useful life.”
“JM’s generous donation to the Edison Birthplace Museum is one example of how JM has quickly become an integral, involved member of the community since opening their Milan facility last year,” says Milan Mayor Steve Rockwell. “We are very proud to be known as the birthplace of Thomas A. Edison, and the new roof enables a new generation of visitors to continue learning about Milan’s most famous citizen.”
PHOTO: JOHNS MANVILLE