Fabral Expands Flat Sheet and Slit Coil Program

Fabral is expanding its flat sheet and slit coil program.

Fabral is expanding its flat sheet and slit coil program.

Fabral is delivering on its commitment to placing customers first. Fabral is expanding its flat sheet and slit coil program in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern U.S. New slitting and blanking capacity is being added.

Flat sheet and coil compliments Fabral’s total metal wall panel and roofing system product line. The company’s complete flat sheet and slit coil offering is available through the Lancaster operation. Products are fabricated on a short order cycle time basis and delivered in the quality fashion that Fabral customers expect and appreciate.

The Lancaster plant will stock Fabral’s full architectural color palette. Custom colors will be available upon request subject to common industry minimums.

Fabral will be further expanding its manufacturing footprint and operational capacity over the coming months to enhance service, quality and product offering.

Garland Company Opens Renovated Training Center

Recruits at the Garland Company will be the first to go through training in Garland’s renovated training center. After nearly 100 years in the Union-Miles neighborhood on East 91st Street in Cleveland, Garland has made another investment in the community – and an investment in their team of employees.

Garland purchased a 16,000 square feet building next door to their corporate headquarters in 2015 and began rennovations. Newly named The Soliday Center — in honor of one of Garland’s first salesmen and trainers — the renovated building serves as the training center for future Garland sales representatives and employees. With the 2,000 square feet training room at the heart of the structure, the building will also offer office space for Garland corporate employees and corporate events.

In the last century, Garland has purchased one dozen adjacent properties in Cleveland totaling more than $10.3 million in investments. In 2009, Garland received the Brownfield Cleanup of the Year award for their purchase and renovation of the former Baker Steel building on East 91st Street. With the addition of the new Soliday Center property, Garland now occupies approximately 200,000 square feet of manufacturing, warehouse and office space on more than seven and a half acres.

“Our people are an asset. The culture that we build with our new employees is vital to our company’s success, and this new facility is a place to build that culture. This space is a great way to show our commitment to our people and our neighborhood,” Scott Craft, VP and general manager at the Garland Company.

Mill Steel Consolidates Steel Framing Manufacturing Operations

Mill Steel Co., a distributor of flat-rolled carbon steel, has decided to consolidate its Steel Structural Products – Louisville steel framing manufacturing operations and related corporate office to its Ports of Indiana – Jeffersonville service center footprint. Once complete it is expected that all 40 jobs will relocate to the Ports of Indiana – Jeffersonville area. Steel Structural Products expects to complete the move by the end of March 2016.

This move will greatly enhance the efficiencies associated with Steel Structural Products manufacturing of steel framing and accessories, as well as enable it to receive substantial freight cost savings and enhanced truck availability given the established Mill Steel service center operations reside on the Ports of Indiana – Jeffersonville. Mill Steel’s service center growth and success on the Ports of Indiana – Jeffersonville footprint has exceeded all expectations to date and eagerly awaits the addition of the new manufacturing operations. Steel Structural Products’ move to Jeffersonville enables it to leverage Mill Steel’s:

  • Processing services
  • Inbound rail and barge material flow
  • Freight carrier network

This will in turn enhance its service and delivery capabilities to its distribution customers.

Mill Steel Chairman and CEO David S. Samrick says the consolidation of Mill Steel’s Steel Structural Products manufacturing operations not only brings efficient material procurement, manufacturing and logistics opportunities, but also brings Steel Structural Products operating and commercial personnel closer together with Mill Steel’s team.

Quality Metalcrafts/AMERICLAD Expands to Meet Customer Demand for Architectural Metal

Quality Metalcrafts LLC/AMERICLAD is excited to announce the acquisition of a second site in Rogers, Minn. The addition of the new site means the company will be operating out of a combined total of over 130,000 square feet of state-of-the-art manufacturing space in Rogers. The office portion of the new facility is currently under renovation and will serve as the company’s headquarters beginning in early 2015.

Quality Metalcrafts, LLC President, Mike Wallace, comments, “This expansion is necessary so that we can continue to efficiently support our customer base as well as the growth of the company.”

The company is a nationally recognized manufacturer of architectural metal products that cates to the architectural construction and industrial markets. Quality Metalcrafts’ AMERICLAD product line includes composite wall panels, aluminum plate wall panels, column covers, sunshades, trellis, louvers, flat sheet, standard and custom fabrication. The company is based in Rogers with another facility in Houston.

Metal Sales Expands Manufacturing Capabilities in Temple, Texas

Metal Sales Manufacturing Corp. has expanded its manufacturing of metal roof and wall panels in its Temple, Texas, facility.

New equipment at the facility allows Metal Sales to bring additional high performing products to customers in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Texas.

“We are excited to offer our customers in the south central United States more solutions to grow their businesses,” says Linda Kerechek, Director of Marketing. “Metal Sales continues its commitment to add resources to provide the widest selection of superior-quality roof and wall panels available today.”

Added to the production lines in Temple are: Magna-Loc flat pan standing seam roof panels, Vertical Seam standing seam snap-together roof panels, 7/8-inch Corrugated exposed direct fastened roof and wall panels, and Concealed direct-fastened Soffit Panels for wall, soffit, fascia and liner applications.

Metal Sales panels are materially efficient, durable, 100 percent recyclable, and virtually maintenance free. They contain up to 30% recycled material and include ENERGY STAR cool roof compliant colors that contribute to sustainability goals and green building certifications, such as Net-Zero and LEED. Metal Sales also offers industry-leading warranties and boasts more than 50 years of outstanding customer service

Union Corrugating Adds Trim Lines to N.C. Manufacturing Facility

Union Corrugating has purchased two new trim lines for its Fayetteville, N.C., manufacturing facility. In its continuing effort to bring the best metal roofing products to the industry, CEO Keith Medick says: “We’ve experienced strong sales growth and were looking at ways to improve both our production capacity and overall product quality. This significant investment helps us in both areas, which will lead to happier customers.”

The new lines improve production tolerances, speed part changeovers and allow for the production of two parts at the same time. Quality improvement of the ridge cap, fascia, rake and corner, and gable trims are most evident because these parts are very visible. “Consistent, closer tolerances of parts off of these lines diminish installation issues and improve the aesthetics of the overall installation,” says Medick.

In addition to the improved quality of parts, the new equipment will provide quicker lead times. “I look at this equipment as another stepping stone to the A+ experience we want to offer our customers,” says Medick. “We keep pushing the bar to new heights.”

FlashCo to Open New Flashings Manufacturing Facility in Piedmont, S.C.

FlashCo Manufacturing Inc. is building its first location dedicated to serving the East Coast and Southeast. The new FlashCo plant opening in Piedmont, S.C., will produce standard and custom accessories for commercial and residential roofing projects. Accessories manufactured will be available in TPO, PVC, lead, copper, zinc and galvanized metal to meet the needs of roofing contractors.

FlashCo saves the contractor time by providing single-ply roof flashings and accessories that install up to five times faster than field-fabricated parts. On a typical job, roof flashings can represent about 5 percent of the project cost but can take up to 20 percent or more of the project time. Saving time and labor costs can make a big difference on the bottom line for contractors. “Saving the contractor time is our mission,” says Greg Morrow, FlashCo president and founder. “With our Piedmont facility, FlashCo will be ideally located to significantly reduce freight costs and transit times for our East Coast and Southeast customers, as well as our private-label partners.”

A key part within FlashCo’s growth has been its commitment to getting standard and custom-made parts to contractors in one to three days. According to Morrow, “It has always been my vision and dream to strategically locate FlashCo throughout the country, because in our business, it is all about getting product into the contractor’s hands when they want it. Roof flashings and accessories are sometimes overlooked on projects, so we get them the parts they need to finish the job on schedule and move their valuable labor resource to new projects.”

FlashCo’s Piedmont facility is scheduled to open June 1, 2014. It will be the seventh facility for FlashCo, joining Santa Rosa, Calif.; Chandler, Ariz.; Woodland, Wash.; Englewood, Colo.; Raytown, Mo.; and North Salt Lake City, Utah.

TAMKO Now Produces Heritage IR Shingles in Phillipsburg, Kan.

TAMKO Building Products has begun production of its popular Heritage IR shingles at its Phillipsburg, Kan., manufacturing facility.

“It’s exciting for us at Phillipsburg to be producing Heritage IR,” said Travis Moore, general manufacturing manager at TAMKO Phillipsburg. “We are pleased to help provide additional distribution options for TAMKO customers.”

Reinforced construction enables the Heritage IR shingles to meet the UL 2218 Class 4 impact resistance rating at the time of manufacture. The UL 2218 Class 4 impact resistance test involves dropping a 2-inch steel ball onto a shingle from a height of 20 feet. Other shingles may crack or rupture during the test. Heritage IR shingles on the other hand, have met the test requirements for withstanding the impact.

“Heritage IR from Phillipsburg will be distributed throughout the U.S.,” said TAMKO’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing Stephen McNally. “We’re excited that we will be able to ship orders from Phillipsburg.”

Heritage IR shingles feature the same natural beauty that has made the Heritage series such a popular choice among homeowners. Naturally deep shadow lines portray the look of real wood shakes, and six attractive color choices enable owners to find the perfect complement to their home. The colors include Olde English Pewter, Rustic Black, Harvest Gold, Thunderstorm Grey, Natural Timber and Weathered Wood.

All Heritage shingles come with a Better-Than-“Lifetime” Limited Warranty, offering more upfront protection, which covers both material replacement and labor costs. See TAMKO’s limited warranty for complete details.

GAF to Open New Asphalt Shingle Manufacturing Facility in Missouri

GAF has selected a 147-acre site in Missouri for the company’s newest asphalt roofing shingle manufacturing facility. This facility will be GAF’s 14th shingle plant and its eighth with a four-wide laminator. This new, state-of-the-art plant will significantly increase GAF’s industry-leading production capacity and enhance GAF’s customer service throughout North America and beyond.

With more than 320,000 square feet of manufacturing, warehouse and office space, GAF’s new facility will have the highest production capacity of any shingle manufacturing plant in the industry and will be equipped with the most modern technology. This will allow GAF to continue to offer the highest quality and most consistent product utilizing its proprietary Advanced Protection Shingle Technology.

GAF continues to lead the industry by investing in new technology, and the Missouri facility represents another chapter in GAF’s rich heritage of innovation.

“Our newest plant demonstrates GAF’s commitment to expanding our business and to serving our customers with the most innovative technology by delivering quality product when and where our customers need it,” said Bob Tafaro, president and chief executive officer of GAF. “We’re proud to have a new home in Missouri. Building this plant is consistent with our desire to create quality manufacturing jobs right here in America and strengthen the U.S. manufacturing economy.”

The plant will directly employ about 125 people, and operations are expected to begin by the end of 2017. The plant will serve GAF’s Midwest markets and further enables the company to best serve all of its markets and customers.

“Missouri makes what the world wants, and manufacturing continues to be an important and growing sector of our economy,” Missouri Governor Jay Nixon stated. “In today’s global economy, companies like GAF have many options for where to take their jobs and investments. By choosing to build their new state-of-the-art plant here in Moberly, they are recognizing Missouri’s competitive business climate and highly skilled workforce. We are very proud to welcome GAF to the Show-Me State.”

“We are excited to welcome GAF to Moberly, and we understand that this manufacturing facility will have a significant impact on the economy in north-central Missouri,” said Mayor John Kimmons. “This new facility will be a great fit for our qualified workforce, which is armed with the skills for today’s high-tech manufacturing environment.” Mayor Kimmons added, “We are grateful that GAF’s ownership group chose to make this important investment in the Magic City, and we are confident that GAF will be a good corporate citizen and a great addition to our community.”